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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.
- A metonym for the Catholic Church, particularly when attributing doctrine
- Roman Curia, the administrative apparatus of the Holy See
- Vatican City, the city-state ruled by the Pope, in existence since 1929, on the Vatican Hill in Rome, and which includes St. Peter's Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican Museums
- 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
- 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
- Other uses
- Vatican, Louisiana, a town in the United States
- The Vatican (mixtape), a mixtape by Natas
- Vatican Commandos, a hardcore punk band
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