Origin of Vatican
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|DAILY BEAST
No officer of the Italian government was to enter the Lateran or Vatican palaces upon any official mission.An Introduction to the History of Western Europe|James Harvey Robinson
We went off about 10 to the Vatican and spent two hours there.Italian Letters of a Diplomat's Life|Mary Alsop King Waddington
But he got in some smug reminders of the severance of diplomatic relations with the Vatican.War and the Future|H. G. Wells
It 's on my conscience that I ought to take you to Rome, walk you through the Vatican, and then lock you up with a heap of clay.Roderick Hudson|Henry James
Alexander VI., his predecessor in the Vatican, had been a depraved man.Pictures Every Child Should Know|Dolores Bacon
- 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
Word Origin for Vatican
1550s, from Latin mons Vaticanus, Roman hill on which Papal palace stands. An Etruscan loan-word, not related to vates "sooth-sayer."
The popular name for the Second Vatican Council, an assembly of all the bishops of the Roman Catholic Church held from 1962 to 1965. The bishops ordered a large-scale liberalization and modernization of practices in their church.