Vatican City

Independent city-state within Rome, Italy

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Vatican City, officially Vatican City State, is an independent city-state enclaved within Rome, Italy. Established with the Lateran Treaty (1929), it is distinct from, yet under "full ownership, exclusive dominion, and sovereign authority and jurisdiction" of the Holy See. With an area of 44 hectares, and a population of about 1,000, it is the smallest sovereign state in the world by both area and population.

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A Vatican prosecutor on Tuesday asked that two priests who served in a "pre-seminary" that housed altar boys inside the Vatican be ordered to stand trial on..
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Ex-Vatican treasurer George Pell asks Australia's top court to review his sexual abuse convictions.
Credit: BBC News - Published 5 days ago

Lawyers for former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell on Tuesday filed an appeal to Australia's High Court in a final bid to overturn his conviction for..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Lawyers for ex-Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell on Tuesday filed an appeal to Australia's High Court in a final bid to overturn his conviction for sexually..
Credit: Reuters - Published 5 days ago

Pope Francis will visit Asia in November and will be the first pope in nearly four decades to make a trip to Thailand and Japan, Vatican sources said.
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Pope Francis on Thursday invited world political, cultural, and religious leaders to a meeting at the Vatican next year to agree on "A Global Compact on..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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