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In a vote on Monday, the United States Senate confirmed Callista Gingrich to serve as the ambassador to the Holy See. Gingrich, a lifelong Catholic, is the third wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. She will be tasked with serving as the liaison ... See more..
Vatican Radio 
I happily accepted the invitation to address this word of welcome at the beginning of today's Symposium, dedicated to the historical and religious relations between Japan and the Holy See, on the occasion of the anniversary of the establishment of ... See more..
Vatican Radio 
Mr. Nakamura explained that full diplomatic relations were established 1942 with the outbreak of World War II, and Japan requested the Holy See to mediate to end the war and make peace. Hence the theme of this 75th anniversary is peace. The Japanese ... See more..
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Catholic News Agency 
Armed conflicts brings out “the most vicious forms of violence against children” and the world must act to aid the young victims of violence and all unaccompanied children worldwide, the Holy See has said at the United Nations. “Never in recent memory ... See more..
Vatican Radio 
Yesterday, 20 September 2017, at the United Nations building in New York, H.E. Msgr. Paul Richard Gallagher, secretary for Relations with States, signed for the Holy See and also in the name of and behalf of Vatican City State, the Treaty on the ... See more..
The Tablet (blog) 
Canadian authorities did not request the extradition of a Vatican diplomat who has been charged by police in Canada of accessing, possessing and distributing child pornography, a Vatican spokesman said. "No request for extradition has come from Canada ... See more..
Three months ago, this official communication announced that the Holy See's auditor general resigned in agreement with the Vatican, without giving more details. His name was Libero Milone, and he had been president of Deloitte Italia. Now he has broken ... See more..
Salt Lake Tribune 
It also revealed the “opacity, silence and poor management” in the handling of Vatican assets, prosecutor Roberto Zanotti said in his closing arguments. A lack of financial transparency and accountability has bedeviled the Holy See for centuries and ... See more..
Catholic Herald Online (blog) 
Canadian authorities did not request the extradition of a Vatican diplomat who has been charged by police in Canada of accessing, possessing and distributing ... See more..
UN News Centre 
25 September 2017 – The Observer of the Holy See, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary of Relations with States, speaking on the final day of the United Nations General Assembly's annual debate praised this year's theme – 'Focusing on People: ... See more..
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Southern Europe, an enclave of Rome (Italy)

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


temperate; mild, rainy winters (September to May) with hot, dry summers (May to September)
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839 (July 2013 est.)
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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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printing; production of coins, medals, postage stamps; mosaics and staff uniforms; worldwide banking and financial activities