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Vatican City

Vatican City

An independent papal state on the Tiber River within Rome, Italy. Created by the Lateran Treaty signed by Pope Pius XI and Victor Emmanuel III of Italy in 1929, it issues its own currency and postage stamps and has its own newspaper and broadcasting facilities. The government is run by a council of cardinals who are responsible to the pope.

Vatican City

n
(Placename) an independent state forming an enclave in Rome, with extraterritoriality over 12 churches and palaces in Rome: the only remaining Papal State; independence recognized by the Italian government in 1929; contains St Peter's Basilica and Square and the Vatican; the spiritual and administrative centre of the Roman Catholic Church. Languages: Italian and Latin. Currency: euro. Pop: 836 (2013 est). Area: 44 hectares (109 acres). Italian name: Città del Vaticano Also called: the Holy See

Vat′ican Cit′y


n.
an independent state within the city of Rome, on the right bank of the Tiber: established in 1929. 1000; 109 acres (44 hectares). Italian, Cittá del Vaticano.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Vatican City - the capital of the State of the Vatican CityVatican City - the capital of the State of the Vatican City
Vatican, Vatican Palace - the residence of the Catholic Pope in the Vatican City
Holy See, State of the Vatican City, The Holy See - the smallest sovereign state in the world; the see of the Pope (as the Bishop of Rome); home of the Pope and the central administration of the Roman Catholic Church; achieved independence from Italy in 1929
Translations
Ватикана
Vatikán
Vatikanstaten
Vatikan
Vatikaani
Cité du VaticanVatican
Sveta StolicaVatikan
Vatikán
Vatikan
バチカン
Vatikanas
Vatikāns
Sveti sedežVatikan
VatikanenVatikanstaten

Vatican City

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While being investigated, the court said, he procured and possessed on Vatican City State property "and elsewhere," a "large amount" of "material from Internet sites" depicting minors under the age of 18 in sexually explicit acts or poses.
2 in the Vatican's governorate, which administers the Vatican City State, said in recent weeks he had compiled and signed ''well over 100'' personnel records and sent them to the bank at the IOR's request, attesting that these former employees were indeed receiving either partial or full Vatican pensions.
The separately-administered Vatican city state also turned in a 21million euro profit thanks to booming ticket sales at the Vatican museums.
SCV abbreviates both Stato della Citt del Vaticano and Status Civitatis Vaticanae, the Italian and Latin names for the Vatican City state
Both the Holy See and Vatican City State (two separate bodies) have reported hefty deficits in their financial statements for the year 2009.
What Reagan actually proposed was that America exchange ambassadors with the Holy See - the international headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church - not Vatican City State, a 110-acre compound in the heart of Rome.
Key amongst these is the Vatican Bank, (its formal name is the Istituto per le Opere di Religione (IOR) or Institute for Religious Works) which is not an independent central bank in the classic sense, but a public legal entity of the Vatican City State (VCS).
Peter's," "The Gods' Abode"), and (4) that the centrality of Rome, or at least what was to become the Vatican City State, was uppermost in Pius VI's patronage ("The Eternal City," "Creating A Nation").
VATICAN Radio, the world's first, was set up in 1929 by Guglielmo Marconi, inventor of radio telegraphy, and Pius XI, who wanted to harness technology in his determination to be 'the Universal Pastor' in the Vatican City State.
11) In both the Church and the Vatican City State, the Pope is the absolute leader in religious, administrative, diplomatic, and political matters.
Vatican Splendors" is organized and circulated in conjunction with the Governatorato of the Vatican City State.
Vatican magistrates also have indicted him on charges of causing serious psychological distress and harm to adolescent victims of sexual abuse and for offending religious and Christian morals with his repeated use of online pornography abroad and on Vatican City State property.