Because Vatican City is a sovereign nation, it has its own police and investigative units.
Gabriele is being held in a “secure room” somewhere within the tiny walled borders of Vatican City.
For now Gabriele is on house arrest, staying at home in his Vatican City apartment with his wife and three children.
Undeterred by the snub in November, and denied a visa to Italy, Agca made plans for clandestine travel to Vatican City.
Vatican City — By now, news that Pope Francis has fired yet another Vatican big shot is hardly shocking.
The basilica is one of a handful of churches outside the walls of Vatican City owned by the Holy See.
The Vatican City became a sovereign state with ownership of key properties in Rome.
He was elected on the fifth ballot and won at least 77 votes on Wednesday, the second day of the secret conclave in Vatican City.
But at a consistory of cardinals in Vatican City on Monday, Francis made his case.
On May 4, 1998, five shots rang out inside a private apartment tucked within the fortified walls of Vatican City in Rome.