Vatican City

Independent city-state within Rome, Italy

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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The Vatican's internal financial regulator on Wednesday rejected a prosecutor's accusations that it had acted improperly over a deal for the purchase of a luxury..
Credit: Reuters - Published 12 hours ago

The Vatican's Financial Information Authority (AIF) on Wednesday rejected a prosecutor's accusations that it had acted improperly over a deal for the Vatican's..
Credit: Reuters - Published 13 hours ago

The Vatican on Tuesday dismissed allegations in a new book that the Holy See risks default in the next few years because of falling donations, financial..
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The Vatican on Tuesday accused ultra-conservative Catholic social media of fomenting hate, a day after militants stole statues they considered pagan idols from a..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 day ago

Ultra-conservative Catholic militants admitted they stole statues they consider to be Amazon pagan idols from a church near the Vatican on Monday and dumped them..
Credit: Reuters - Published 2 days ago

Domenico Giani, the Vatican's longtime security chief and Pope Francis' main bodyguard, resigned on Monday over leaks related to an investigation into alleged..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

Domenico Giani, the Vatican's longtime security chief and Pope Francis' main bodyguard, resigned on Monday over the leak of information from an investigation..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

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