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Vatican opens papal summer apartments to public
- LubbockOnline.comVATICAN CITY
— Now this is an open house: The Vatican on Friday opened the private apartments at the papal summer retreat to the public, giving visitors a rare look at the bed where Popes Pius XII and Paul VI died and where John Paul II recovered from ...
Replica of Michelangelo's Pieta unveiled in San Antonio
- KSAT San Antonio
... unveiled Friday in San Antonio. The Shrine of Padre Pio is one of 100 places around the world to get a replica. The Vatican Observatory Foundation authorized and licensed the creation of 100 sculptures from a mold derived from the original in ...
Pope Francis: Where are vocations from? An encounter with God
- Catholic World ReportVatican City
, Oct 21, 2016 / 03:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When it comes to promoting vocations in the Church, Pope Francis said it all begins with an encounter with God – and that pastoral ministry in the area should focus on listening to youth and being ...
Pope's summer palace opens to the public
- Business StandardVatican City
, Oct 22 (IANS/AKI) The private papal apartments at the summer palace of Castelgandolfo will open to the public for the first time on Saturday, following a decision by Pope Francis, the Vatican announced on Friday. On view are the Pope's ...
Muslim center, Vatican to reopen talks in April
- Press HeraldVATICAN CITY
— The Vatican and the prestigious Sunni Muslim center of learning, Al-Azhar, are expected to formally reopen talks next year after a five-year lull. Officials from the Vatican's office of interreligious affairs are going to Cairo this ...
Fighting over liturgy distorts purpose of Mass, papal liturgist says
- CatholicPhilly.comVATICAN CITY
(CNS) — When a choir director and parish priest differ over liturgical music, the choir should follow in good faith the wishes of the priest for the sake of unity, said the papal liturgist. When it comes to celebrating the liturgy, “we ...
Two popes, one mission: Cardinal looks at papal ministry
- CatholicPhilly.comVATICAN CITY
(CNS) — Although with different personalities and different tones, the papacies of both Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI focus on proclaiming the Gospel in a world that seems to confuse truth and lies, goodness and evil, said ...
For vocations, one must go out, listen, call, pope says
- CatholicPhilly.comVATICAN CITY
(CNS) — In its ministry to young people, and especially in vocations promotion work, church workers must step out of the sacristy and take seriously the questions and concerns of the young, Pope Francis said. Young people are searching ...
Vatican and Islamic University to Officially Resume Dialogue
- National Catholic RegisterVATICAN CITY
— The Vatican announced on Friday they will be sending a representative to Egypt to set plans for the official re-launching of dialogue between the Holy See and the Al-Azhar Mosque and adjunct University, marking a seismic step in ...
Open House: Vatican opens papal summer apartment to public
- Odessa AmericanVATICAN CITY
(AP) — Now this is an open house: The Vatican is opening the private apartment at the papal summer retreat to the public, giving visitors a rare look at the bed where Popes Pius XII and Paul VI died and where John Paul II recovered from ...
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Name. The name Vatican City was first used in the Lateran Treaty, signed on 11 February 1929, which established the modern city-state. The name is taken from Vatican ...
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Vatican City (/ˈvætᵻkən ˈsɪti/; Italian: Città del Vaticano [tʃitˈta ddel vatiˈkaːno]; Latin: Civitas Vaticana), officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City (Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano; Latin: Status Civitatis Vaticanae), is a walled enclave within the city of Rome. With an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of 842, it is the smallest sovereign state in the world by both area and population.It is an ecclesiastical or sacerdotal-monarchical state (a type of theocracy) ruled by the Bishop of Rome – the Pope. The highest state functionaries are all Catholic clergy of various national origins. Since the return of the Popes from Avignon in 1377, they have generally resided at the Apostolic Palace within what is now Vatican City, although at times residing instead in the Quirinal Palace in Rome or elsewhere.Vatican City is distinct from the Holy See (Latin: Sancta Sedes), which dates back to early Christianity and is the main episcopal see of 1.2 billion Latin and Eastern Catholic adherents around the globe. The independent city-state, on the other hand, came into existence in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty between the Holy See and Italy, which spoke of it as a new creation, not as a vestige of the much larger Papal States (756–1870), which had previously encompassed much of central Italy. According to the terms of the treaty, the Holy See has "full ownership, exclusive dominion, and sovereign authority and jurisdiction" over the city-state.Within Vatican City are religious and cultural sites such as St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums. They feature some of the world's most famous paintings and sculptures. The unique economy of Vatican City is supported financially by the sale of postage stamps and tourist mementos, fees for admission to museums, and the sale of publications.