Origin of Vatican
1545–55; < Latin vātīcānus (mōns) Vatican (hill)
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Examples from the Web for vatican
Angelina Jolie was able to seemingly glide into the Vatican on Thursday to present her new film ‘Unbroken.’
Lee and Coogan did briefly meet with the pope, with pictures to prove it, but no one at the Vatican officially screened the film.
Undeterred by the snub in November, and denied a visa to Italy, Agca made plans for clandestine travel to Vatican City.
He has put flowers on the tomb of John Paul II,” said Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi, “I think that is enough.
His words apply not only to the Roman Curia at the Vatican but to the entire Church throughout the world.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'
Barbie Latza Nadeau
December 23, 2014
To-day at the Vatican, he keeps on a footing of diplomatic reserve.
Well, it is all over with you, your Vatican and your St. Peter's.
After long wanderings he reached the Vatican, studied and became famous.Self-Help
Secured permission of the Pope to give an exhibition in the Vatican.Who Was Who: 5000 B. C. to Date
When the Castle went over to the King the connection with the Vatican was cut off.The Eternal City
- the palace of the popes in Rome and their principal residence there since 1377, which includes administrative offices, a library, museum, etc, and is attached to the basilica of St Peter's
- (as modifier)the Vatican Council
- the authority of the Pope and the papal curia
- (as modifier)a Vatican edict
C16: from Latin Vāticānus mons Vatican hill, on the western bank of the Tiber, of Etruscan origin
Word Origin and History for vatican
1550s, from Latin mons Vaticanus, Roman hill on which Papal palace stands. An Etruscan loan-word, not related to vates "sooth-sayer."
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