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Holy See News

Vatican Radio 
The Holy See believes that, to promote the true development of indigenous peoples, there must be the harmonization of their right to cultural and social development alongside economic development. This is especially clear when planning economic ... See more..
Vatican Radio 
Turning to the situation in Palestine, Archbishop Auza said, “Since 1947, the Holy See has constantly supported the two-state solution for the State of Israel and a Palestinian State to exist side by side in peace. The Holy See wishes to reiterate its ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
The Knights of Malta elected a new leader in Rome on Saturday in a bid to end a bitter internal feud that led to Pope Francis' personal intervention in the ancient Catholic chivalric order. Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto was named ... See more..
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CBS News 
April 16, 2017, 9:08 AM | Vatican City is the smallest independent state in the world - just 110 acres in area. But it draws more than six million visitors each year to the monumental St. Peter's Square, the magnificent Vatican museums and, at its ... See more..
Vatican Radio 
(Vatican Radio) Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio to the United Nations, has addressed a commission on the changing population age structures and sustainable development. He said the world is experiencing a significant transition from a ... See more..
Vatican Radio 
(Vatican Radio) A senior Vatican archbishop has urged all sides of the Syrian conflict to end violence and restore solidarity in the wake of a deadly chemical gas attack. Archbishop Paul Gallagher, Secretary for the Holy See's Relations with States ... See more..
Vatican Radio 
JANUSZ URBAŃCZYK, PERMANENT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE HOLY SEE, AT THE 17TH ALLIANCE AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS CONFERENCE “TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN BEINGS AND THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE CHILD”. Vienna ... See more..
Vatican Radio 
(Vatican Radio) The Holy See Press Office on Monday released the details and schedule for Pope Francis' Apostolic Journey to Egypt, set to take place on 28-29 April. Pope Francis will arrive at Cairo International Airport around 14:00 on Friday where ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
The British former head of the Knights of Malta has travelled to Rome for the election of a new leader of the ancient order in defiance of a request from the Vatican that he stay away. Matthew Festing's presence at the election, which will take place ... See more..
Vatican Radio 
(Vatican Radio) The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, held a briefing for the press on the XIX Meeting of the Cardinal Councillors with Pope Francis. The Council of Cardinals, he said, met with the Holy Father for three days: Monday ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Europe, an enclave of Rome (Italy)
Area

Total 0.44 sq km
Land 0.44 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

temperate; mild, rainy winters (September to May) with hot, dry summers (May to September)
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Demographics

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Population
839 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

The Holy See is supported financially by a variety of sources, including investments, real estate income, and donations from Catholic individuals, dioceses, and institutions; these help fund the Roman Curia (Vatican bureaucracy), diplomatic missions, and media outlets. Moreover, an annual collection taken up in dioceses and from direct donations go to a non-budgetary fund, known as Peter's Pence, which is used directly by the Pope for charity, disaster relief, and aid to churches in developing nations. Donations increased between 2010 and 2011. The separate Vatican City State budget includes the Vatican museums and post office and is supported financially by ...See More the sale of stamps, coins, medals, and tourist mementos; by fees for admission to museums; and by publication sales. Its revenues increased between 2010 and 2011 because of expanded opening hours and a growing number of visitors. However, the Holy See has not escaped the financial difficulties engulfing other European countries; in 2012 it started a spending review to determine where to cut costs to reverse its 2011 budget deficit of 15 million euros. Most public expenditures go to wages and other personnel costs; the incomes and living standards of lay workers are comparable to those of counterparts who work in the city of Rome. Show Less ;
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Industries

printing; production of coins, medals, postage stamps; mosaics and staff uniforms; worldwide banking and financial activities