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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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Both the Holy See (the universal government of the Catholic Church) and the Vatican City State (a sovereign territory) has signed international conventions on various issues such as racial discrimination, rights of the child, and nonproliferation of nuclear weapons.
Vatican City State is not Catholic Church For those who are inadequately informed about the structures and the functioning of the Catholic Church, it is necessary to clarify that the "Holy See" refers to the Vatican City State.
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During his visit, the Secretary also paid courtesy calls on dignitaries of the Vatican City State.
The members of the panel include Italian Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, president of the Vatican city state administration - a key position that oversees, among other things, the Vatican's profit-making museums.
Scores of cardinals who are over 80 are also taking part in preliminary meetings, called general congregations, in the Paul VI hall straddling the border between the Vatican City state and Italian territory.
The job is similar to that of any other ambassador and will see the archbishop representing the Vatican city state in Australia and liaising between the two.
The married dad of three told the Vatican City State tribunal: "I do not feel I'm a thief.
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.