The Vatican may be a part of Rome, but did you know this independent country issues its own passports and has its own army? Learn more about Vatican City and Pope Francis.
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July 9, 2012
Located within the city of Rome is a separate city state, the Vatican. The head of this state is the Pope. Many people make the pilgrimage to the Vatican every year – as they have done for centuries – to see the Pope. Here are the best ways to do this:
March 26, 2011
Think of Easter and three things come to mind: bunnies, chocolate and the Pope. You can find the first two pretty well anywhere, but if it’s a sighting of the head of the Roman Catholic Church that you’re after, then Rome is the place to be. It’s the time of year with so many significant holy days in a row that the Pope is presiding over almost daily masses and blessings and pilgrims flood to the Vatican, that independent state surrounded by the city of Rome.