The Vatican City (i/ˈvætᵻkənˈsɪti/; Italian:Città del Vaticano[tʃitˈta del vatiˈkaːno]; Latin:Civitas Vaticana), officially the Vatican City State (Italian:Stato della Città del Vaticano;Latin:Status Civitatis Vaticanae), is a walled enclave and sovereign state within the city of Rome. With an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of 842, it is the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world by both area and population.
Vatican City is distinct from the Holy See (Latin:Sancta Sedes), which dates back to early Christianity and is the main episcopal see of 1.2billion 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.
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – PopeFrancis has accepted the resignation from a top Vatican post of CardinalRobert Sarah, a hero to many conservatives who often clashed with the pontiff on theological matters ... pope often allows Vatican officials to remain in their posts longer.
VATICAN CITY - PopeFrancis has appointed two women to Vatican posts previously held only by men, in back-to-back moves giving women more empowerment in the male-dominated Holy See ... He has also appointed women to the posts of deputy foreign minister, director of the Vatican Museums and deputy head of the Vatican Press Office.
VATICAN CITY. has broken with tradition to appoint a woman as an undersecretary of the synod of bishops, the first to hold the post with voting rights in a body that studies major questions of doctrine. Frenchwoman is one of the two new undersecretaries named Saturday to the synod, where she has been a consultant since 2019 ...Download ... Top Videos ... .
The Vatican has raised the question of how PopeFrancis' account liked a photo of a scantily clad Brazilian model and is now asking Instagram for explanations. The Catholic News Agency reported that an investigation has begun in the Vatican to find out how the photo came to be liked ... Vatican City recognises an Indian as 'saint'.