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Vatican City

Vatican City is a sovereign city state within the city of Rome, Italy. It has an estimated land area of 44 hectares. It was established by the Lateran Treaty in 1929.


Pope Paul VI closed Vatican II.
The top exports of the Holy See  (Vatican City) are Revenue Stamps ($645k), Other Measuring  Instruments ($533k), Collector's Items ($203k), Vehicle Parts  ($156k) and Orthopedic Appliances ($155k), using the 1992 revision  of the HS (Harmonized System) classification. Its top imports are ...
Vatican City was formed as an independent country with the signingof the Lateran Treaty in 1929.
Roman Catholicism.
Since Antiquity the human body has been seen as the epitome of beauty. In some modern societies, however, the nude body has been declared indecent.
According to Pope John XXIII, who called the Council, its mainpurposes were threefold: ?Spiritual Renewal - promoting peace and unity of human kind ?Pastoral Updating - "Aggiornamento". ?Ecumenical Unity - that all Christians may be one.
Since the foundation of Rome, the neighborhood of the Vatican hasalways been the Vatican. It gets its name from the hill upon whichit is built - the Mons Vaticanus. Later in history itbecame the headquarters of the Catholic Church and, in 1929, itbecame an independent country.
No, physically its in the City of Rome.
There are a number of popes and saints buried under St. Peter'sBasilica. However, the only saint buried under the altar is St. Peterthe Apostle and first pope.
Less than 1 mile, you can reach city of Rome. . \n
The Vatican's view of evolution is that it could be possible but in some point, God must have put a human soul into a human.
I believe you mean the ceiling, which is concrete.
Because it was painted by the best man in history Michelangelo.
The Vatican is made up of about 110 acres, less than all but the smallest national parks in the United States.
Leonardo Da Vinci painted the ceiling of the Sistine chapel
The present configuration of the Vatican city with enclosed feed-ramp or collonades outside of St. Peter"s square dates to about the time (oddly) of Luther and the reformation. Luther, a German monk and ordained priest- questioned how church funds were obtained for this massive construction project-...
Of course the Pope.This is only the city that Pope has a power tohold absolutely. Clarification: The pope appoints a committee to handle the day to day managementof the City which has a president, vice president and a number ofdepartments, much as most major cities of the world.
No changes were made to the Eucharist itself by the Second Vatican Council. The doctrine of transubstantiation, or the changing of the essence of bread and wine into the essence of the Body and Blood of Christ is still the same. The only differences were to the liturgy. These included the language...
The population of the Vatican generally is between 800 and 850.
St. Peter is buried under the enter of the Vatican.
The Vatican City is a city-state that came into existence in 1929 and is thus clearly distinct from the central authority of the Roman Catholic Church, known as the Holy See, which existed long before 1929.
Pope Francis was elected on March 13, 2013.
The Vatican is located in Rome, Italy and is the smallest city state in world. It is the home of the Pope and the Catholic Church. Located in the Vatican is St. Peter's that was designed by Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel that was painted by him. Buried within St. Peter's is the tomb of Peter...
There are seven different churches in the Vatican but Saint Peter'sBasilica is the best known and most visible.
The economy of the Vatican is developed. It is supported bydonations from Catholics from around the world, from investments,from sale of religious items and souvenirs and from museumadmissions.
The sixteen documents of Vatican II were... Four Constitutions: . Sacrosanctum Concilium (Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy) . Lumen Gentium (Dogmatic Constitution on the Church) . Dei Verbum (Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation) . Gaudium et Spes (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in...
Vatican City is a sovereign nation (not part of Italy) and does  hold observer status at the UN.    Clarification:   Vatican City does not hold observer status at the United Nations.  However, the Holy See does.
Primarily the 16th century, though finished in the 17th. (Constructed 1506-1626)
The current pope is Pope Benedict XVI.
Swiss Guards   The Swiss Guard consists of 6 officers and 110 men. All members of  the guard must be Swiss.    Clarification:   The Swiss Guards are the body guards of the Pope and the only  remaining military unit in the Vatican. They do not guard the  Vatican, however. The Vatican...
Two famous buildings in Vatican City are:    St. Peter's Basilica  The Sistine Chapel (located in the Apostolic Palace)  
Vatican City is the home of the Catholic Church and residence of  The Pope.
Leonardo DiVinci
LIFE, LIBERTY, RELIGION, & THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS-Religious FreedomDECLARATION ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM POPE PAUL VI, DEC 7, 1965Note that Roman Catholicism is recognized as the official religion-The Right to LifeSUFFRAGE-Women's Voting RightsWomen may not vote-ElectionOnly cardinals below 80 may...
The Vatican became an independent country in 1929 with the signingof the Lateran Treaty by Pope Pius XI and Benito Mussolini,
The Vatican became an independent country in 1929 with the signingof the Lateran Treaty. Before that is was considered as part ofItaly or of the Papal States.
No Italy could not take that action without repercussions. Vatican City (as the Holy See) does hold observer status at the UN. Also, Vatican City as it exists today is the result of the Lateran Treaty of 1929 between the Catholic Church and Italy.
A basilica is just an architectural style used by a lot of Catholic churches, especially in the middle ages. It actually originated in the Roman Empire after Christianity became legalized. The Christians took over the Roman law buildings. The word "basilica" is from the Greek "basilike," which were...
are there any rules tyo follow when at the vatican
He finished painting the ceiling in 1512 and the altar wall in 1541.
In the early centuries of Christian history, what we now know as the "New Testament" was not yet in place. Teachers like Valentinus, Marcion, and Mani, some nominally Christian, presented alternative belief-systems, some founding movements, with varying degrees of success. Most of the bishops of the...
by michelangelo painting it with paint
Yes! it is built for the memory of the first pope.His tomb lies in the center of the basilica.  
The image of the bee can be seen in many places in Vatican City. Three bees made of the coat of arms of the Barberini family. Maffeo Barberini ruled as Pope Urban VIII from 1623-1644.
The HDI of Vatican City has never been measured.
Of course it is the pope.This city was granted as a special city and no government can hold them.\n
Answer: No, Vatican is not even top 100 richest country of the world. Answer: The income of the Vatican is less than the individual income of several of the larger dioceses in the USA. The Vatican does have many priceless artworks, but these are the heritage of mankind, not items that...
It is an independent country within the city of Rome.
7 hills are sorrounding the Vatican City.
Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican was built over the tomb ofSaint Peter and close to the site where he was crucified.
Vatican City has only been an independent country ruled by the popesince the Lateran Treaty was signed in 1929.
St. Peter's Basilica was constructed 1506-1626.
No. The Vatican City State -- according to their Web site -- has apopulation of about 800 people. On the continent of Antarctica, you can find from 1,000 to about4,500 people living and working there temporarily.
the Sistine Chapel gets it's name from the Pope who commissioned it . Pope Sixtus IV
They are the Pope, Bishops and the Cardinals all over the world. . \n \n
The Vatican consist of many, many buildings and each had itsdesigner or architect.
they eat lots of pasta and rice in the Vatican. They eat mainly Itlaian and Greek foods
Every room needs a ceiling. So does the Sistine Chapel.
The normal residence of the pope is in the Papal Apartments of theApostolic Palace. However, Pope Francis has chosen to live in amuch smaller apartment in the Casa Santa Marta which is also nearto Saint Peter's Basilica.
Technically the Council did not make any changes to the Mass during any of the meeting periods. The changes to the Mass came in 1969-1970 after the Council ended in 1965 by Pope Paul VI. He revised the Mass to be a little simpler and understandable to the Catholic faithful meaning he allowed the...
The ceiling was not carved, it was painted by Michelangelo.
All the Cardinals and Bishops all over the world
It took him a bit over four years, from July of 1508 to October of 1512. So 1508 is the answer you are looking for.
St. Peter was appointed as Christ's Vicar and to head His Church in Matthew 16:17-19. St. Peter went to Rome, at that time of the center of the western world, and died there, was buried on Vatican Hill, and the current High Altar in St. Peter's is directly over his tomb. Thus, all of his successors,...
Yes, it was. It was often recited in Latin.
The Sistine Chapel is inside of the Vatican Museum, you have to pay admission for the museum to go to the Sistine Chapel. Look up the Vatican Museum online and you'll find your answer.
The Vatican is a landscape located on the west of the Tiber river that was given to the pope in 325 by Emperor Constantin where the original St. Peter's basilica was built. But it wasn't used as the papal or Roman bishopric until the Middle Ages upon the papacy's return from Avignon, France which...
There is no society in the Vatican.  
The Sistine Chapel is a barn-like simple rectangle, 40.93 meters long by 13.41 meters wide - the exact dimensions of the Temple of Solomon as given in the Old Testament. The chapel is 20.70 meters high and roofed with a flattened barrel vault.
I so far only know two but here are the two plus a guess. - Creation of Adam - Last Judgement * The Flood Another answer:There are nine scenes from the Bible.
The population of Vatican City 2010 is 829.
The bishop of course is the Pope because the Pope is also called aBishop of Christ.
The Vatican City, or Holy See, is home to the Pope and those whowork for the Catholic church. Clarification: The Vatican and Holy See are two distinct entities. The Vatican isthe physical city (country) and the Holy See includes the Pope andthe Roman Curia, the leadership of the Church. Residents...
According to his dying wish, his heart was buried in Rome (atSant'Agata dei Goti, then the chapel of the Irish College), not inthe Vatican.
The current (June 2008) United States ambassador to the Holy Seeis Francis Rooney. Rooney, a businessman with little diplomaticexperience, was appointed to the post by George W. Bush in 2005 asa reward for his work in raising funds for the 2004 Bush campaign.Companies owned by Rooney have also won...
The sistene chapel is so well known for the ceiling which was painted by michelangelo between 1508 and 1512
Black or white. Black indicates no poe was elected with the currentballot and white indicates a new pope has been chosen.
The Vatican is an independent country and has the right tonegotiate treaties and agreements with any other nation.
  It was inaugurated in 1484.
The Vatican is surrounded by Rome, Italy, and is the smallest city  state in world. It is the home of the Pope and the Catholic Church.  Located in the Vatican is St. Peter's that was designed by  Michelangelo and the Sistine Chapel that was painted by him. Buried  within St. Peter's is the tomb...
When the Pope dies, all the Cardinals go to the Sistine Chapel and lock themselves in there (this is called conclave, which means "with key"). While in there, they discuss and vote on which Cardinal should be the next Pope. They are only allowed to leave the Sistine Chapel once they have reached a...
Yes, I saw him speak while I was in Rome, even though I don't speak the language or am catholic. I was there the day he was attacked! :)
its one of the holy place for the christians.
the reason that they wanted him to paint the celling is because they had heard of his amazing art work and sculpture.