Vatican

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Vatican may refer to:

  • The Holy See, the central governing body of the Catholic Church and sovereign entity recognized by international law, consisting of the Pope and the Roman Curia.
  • Vatican Hill, a hill in Rome, after which the Vatican is named, on the opposite side of the Tiber from the traditional seven hills of Rome
    • Vatican City, the territory on the Vatican Hill in Rome under the sovereignty of the Holy See created by the 1929 Lateran Treaty
    • Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope on the Vatican Hill (sometimes referred to as the Vatican Palace)
    • St. Peter's Basilica, also known as the Vatican Basilica, the principal church on the Vatican Hill
    • Vatican Museums, which contain cultural wealth of the Vatican
    • Vatican watcher, a journalist who reports news concerning the Holy See and the Roman Curia
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