an independent state within the city of Rome, on the right bank of the Tiber. Established in 1929, it is ruled by the pope and includes St. Peter's Church and the Vatican. 109 acres (44 hectares).
- Italian Città del Vaticano.
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How to use Vatican City in a sentence
Vatican City, for instance, doesn’t really have snakes since it doesn’t really have wildlife.
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.Is The Pope Unprotected Now That He’s Fired the Head of the Swiss Guards? | Barbie Latza Nadeau | December 5, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But at a consistory of cardinals in Vatican City on Monday, Francis made his case.
Vatican City—In the 500 or so years since the Sistine Chapel was decorated, it has never looked so good.
Vatican City — Father Shawn Ratigan of Independence, Missouri, liked to take pictures of naked little girls.Will the Vatican Finally Hold This Kansas City Bishop Accountable? | Barbie Latza Nadeau | October 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for Vatican City
an independent state forming an enclave in Rome, with extraterritoriality over 12 churches and palaces in Rome: the only remaining Papal State; independence recognized by the Italian government in 1929; contains St Peter's Basilica and Square and the Vatican; the spiritual and administrative centre of the Roman Catholic Church. Languages: Italian and Latin. Currency: euro. Pop: 836 (2013 est). Area: 44 hectares (109 acres): Italian name: Città del Vaticano Also called: the Holy See
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