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  CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Vatican
Vatican works of art represent in their entirety an irreplaceable treasure, which is not actively at the disposal of the Curia, but passively in their possession, since the repair and maintenance of these objects make great claims on the resources of the Holy See.
Vatican museums are: (1) The Museo Pio-Clementino; (2) the Galleria Chiaramonti; (3) the Braccio Nuovo; (4) the Egyptian Museum; (5) the Etruscan Museum.
Vatican dispensary, which was formerly in the Cortile di San Damaso, was recently transferred to the quarters of the Swiss Guards, and lies at the door of the Torrione di Nicolò V which leads to the city.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15276b.htm   (14571 words)

  
 The Vatican Library (Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library & Renaissance Culture)
The Vatican Library, in fact, became a center of the revival of classical culture known as the Renaissance.
The Vatican is especially rich in Greek and Latin manuscripts--the hand-written copies that preserved the classics of the ancient world.
One of the many remarkable qualities of the Vatican's manuscripts is the richness of the marginal notes in which generations of scholars discussed and evaluated their content.
www.loc.gov /exhibits/vatican/vatican.html   (3630 words)

  
 Catholic News Service - Vatican
The Vatican said the recent ordination of two Chinese bishops in communion with Rome was a positive sign for the church and raised hopes of further appointments.
A 25-year-old member of the elite Vatican gendarme corps died from a gunshot wound to the head, the victim of an apparent suicide, the Vatican said.
In a telegram sent to bishops of the dioceses affected by the magnitude 7.9 temblor, the Vatican's secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, said the pope was deeply saddened upon hearing the news of the quake.
www.catholicnews.com /data/vatican/vatican.htm   (6159 words)

  
 VATICAN II
The Second Vatican Council, or Vatican II, was an ecclesial, theological, and ecumenical congress convened in the autumns of the four years from 1962 through 1965.
After Vatican II the use of the vernacular language was permitted in the celebration of the Mass and in 1970 the new Sacramentary and
As much as the Second Vatican Council is identified with this pope, John XXIII died June 3, 1963, before half of the Council was over and any of the documents had been promulgated.
www.seattleu.edu /lemlib/web_archives/vaticanII/vaticanII.htm   (1542 words)

  
 Inside the Vatican - Monthly Roman Catholic News Magazine
Inside the Vatican is the world’s most well-informed, comprehensive monthly Catholic news magazine on what is going on inside the Vatican, at the heart of the Roman Catholic Church.
Inside the Vatican is a Catholic news magazine, but editorially independent of any faction or interest group, in or outside of the Church.
Inside the Vatican Catholic news magazine is both a window on Rome, and a doorway to the Vatican itself.
www.insidethevatican.com   (605 words)

  
 Vatican: condoms don't stop Aids | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
A senior Vatican spokesman backs the claims about permeable condoms, despite assurances by the World Health Organisation that they are untrue.
The president of the Vatican's Pontifical Council for the Family, Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, told the programme: "The Aids virus is roughly 450 times smaller than the spermatozoon.
The WHO has condemned the Vatican's views, saying: "These incorrect statements about condoms and HIV are dangerous when we are facing a global pandemic which has already killed more than 20 million people, and currently affects at least 42 million."
www.guardian.co.uk /aids/story/0,7369,1059068,00.html   (584 words)

  
 U.S. Embassy to the Holy See
[…] On October 4th, 2007, Ambassador Rooney invited to his residence representatives from the Vatican, the Holy See Diplomatic Corps, and local NGOs to honor Sister Eugenia Bonetti; a Consolata Missionary sister and director of the counter-trafficking office of the Italian Union of Major Superiors (USMI), the umbrella organization for thousands of nuns throughout Italy.
On March 8, Embassy Vatican hosted a DVC entitled “Relations Between the Catholic Church and Islam in the United States,” featuring Fr.
Vatican Cardinal who prepared study on condoms says main weapon in AIDS fight is chastity (December 20, 2006)
vatican.usembassy.gov   (1573 words)

  
  BBC NEWS | Africa | Archbishop defies Vatican again
It goes against a Vatican ruling that Catholic priests should be celibate.
The Archbishop shocked the Vatican in 2001 by marrying a Korean in a mass wedding ceremony in New York presided over by the founder of the Unification Church, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon.
But after he ordained four married priests as bishops in Washington DC in October, the Vatican excommunicated him for breaking church rules.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/africa/6168257.stm   (401 words)

  
  Vatican City - MSN Encarta
Vatican City is the last remnant of the Papal States, a swath of territories in central Italy acquired over the centuries by the Catholic Church and governed by the pope.
Vatican City was established in 1929 under terms of the Lateran Treaty, concluded by the Italian government and the papacy after many years of controversy.
Vatican City uses the euro, the currency of the European Union (EU), although it is not an EU member.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761551674/Vatican_City.html   (931 words)

  
  Vatican City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Vatican City — formally State of the Vatican City, or Vatican City State (Latin: Status Civitatis Vaticanæ and Italian: Stato della Città del Vaticano) — is an ecclesiastical sovereign landlocked enclave surrounded by Rome, Italy.
The Vatican City, one of the European microstates, is situated on the Vatican Hill in the north-western part of Rome, several hundred metres west of the Tiber river, on the latter's right bank.
The Vatican Library and the collections of the Vatican Museums are of the highest historical, scientific and cultural importance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Vatican_City   (2409 words)

  
 Vatican. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
The Vatican City is a roughly triangular tract of land within Rome, on the west bank of the Tiber River and west of the Castel Sant’Angelo.
The principal chapel in the Vatican is the Sistine Chapel, the ceiling of which was painted (1508–12) by Michelangelo.
Gregory XIII and Sixtus V spent huge sums on the Vatican and also began the Quirinal, a palace that served as the papal residence from the 17th to the 19th cent., was the Italian royal palace from 1870 to 1946, and is now the home of the president of Italy.
www.bartleby.com /65/va/Vatican.html   (1108 words)

  
 Vatican City — Infoplease.com
Vatican City: Civil and Church Government - Civil and Church Government The civil government of Vatican City is run by a lay governor and a...
Vatican City: Geographic and Political Extent - Geographic and Political Extent The Vatican City is a roughly triangular tract of land within Rome,...
Vatican City: The Palaces and the Vatican's Treasures - The Palaces and the Vatican's Treasures The Vatican palaces are an irregular mass of...
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0850542.html   (356 words)

  
 Pope Benedict XVI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He presided over the funeral of John Paul II and also over the Mass immediately preceding the 2005 conclave in which he was elected, in which he called on the assembled cardinals to hold fast to the doctrine of the faith.
Ratzinger became a professor at the University of Bonn in 1959; his inaugural lecture was on "The God of Faith and the God of Philosophy." In 1963 he moved to the University of Münster, where his inaugural lecture was given in a packed lecture hall, as he was already well known as a theologian.
It was noted by Vatican watchers that the practice of delegating prominent functions enjoyed by the late John Paul II would become the norm for Benedict XVI, who seems to prefer the duties of Church manager as opposed to having more of a public face.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Pope_Benedict_XVI   (6978 words)

  
 Vatican City travel guide - Wikitravel
Vatican City (Citta del Vaticano), also incorrectly known as but popularly synonymous with the Holy See (Santa Sede), is the last Papal state in existence and the temporal seat of the Pope, head of the worldwide Catholic Church.
Vatican City is accessed from the Italian capital city of Rome, by taxi, bus or by foot.
The Vatican Museums have a reasonable cafeteria style restaurant, a bar, and a pizzeria, all of which are open during museum opening hours, and until about one hour after closing.
wikitravel.org /en/Vatican_City   (1853 words)

  
 The Vatican and the Holocaust
The Vatican’s official journal, the Obsservatore Romano, never once specified the crimes of the Nazis and their allies, and regarding the Jews they published a mere three articles, two of which dealt with the Nazi assault on the Rome Jewish community in October 1943.
Widely differing historians of the Vatican’s role during the Holocaust have concluded that the Vatican was quite aware of the turn of events.
The Vatican delegation, the nunciate, was especially important in London, not only due to the fact that this capital was the seat of government one of the strongest of the allied powers, but because London was also the headquarters for many anti-nazi governments in exile, such as those of Poland, Belgium, Holland and Yugoslavia.
www.wzo.org.il /en/resources/view.asp?id=18   (3796 words)

  
 The Vatican and Environs
Vatican City is a sovereign country in and of itself, is the smallest nation in the world, and encompasses some 108 acres (about 440,000 square meters) and is completely surrounded by Rome.
The reasoning for the transference, I believe, is that Vatican officials feared there would be too much congestion in the Vatican Grottoes after the canonical recognition of the Blessed Pope John XXIII due to mass pilgrimages of worshippers to the pontiff's grave site, so the body was transferred to the main floor of the Basilica.
It is the parish of the Vatican City and was begun in 1572 by Vignola for the Congregation of the Footmen of the Papal Court (which no longer exist), during the reign of Pius V. It was assigned to the Agostinian Fathers.
www.stuardtclarkesrome.com /vatican.htm   (7585 words)

  
 Is there a zombie in the Vatican? - Security - Technology - smh.com.au
The Vatican has emerged as an "unwitting relay source of spam traffic" in the latest "dirty dozen" report released by Sophos, which names and shames the countries generating the highest amounts of junk email.
Although the Vatican itself is not a member of the dirty dozen, Italy made its first appearance in the list in eighth position, indicating that spam kings might have enlisted an increased number of "zombie" computers either within or outside the country.
Mr Ducklin said that during the quarter, Sophos had traced inconsequential amounts of spam to unexpected locations such as the Vatican and Antarctica and, while it was quite possible computers in either location were generating spam without the knowledge of their owners, it was difficult to pin down exact locations.
www.smh.com.au /news/security/is-there-a-zombie-in-the-vatican/2006/07/25/1153746838795.html   (550 words)

  
 Vatican City (Holy See) - Part I
The flag of the Vatican City State is as on your webpage, showing the arms with the silver key in the dexter position.
The seal bears in the centre the tiara and the keys, and on the circumference the words "Città del Vaticano"' [State of Vatican City], according to the model C annexed to the present law.
In the States the Vatican flag is seen in 2:3 and 3:5, being made to fit with the standard sizes manufactured by US flag makers.
flagspot.net /flags/va.html   (2001 words)

  
 Vatican Secrets
It is the most mysterious institution in the papal city, for in its more than thirty miles of shelving are reputed to be the accumulated records of scandals, secrets, and revelations of the most shocking and explosive kind, blithely boxed and filed away with the insouciance born of centuries of silence and discretion.
Once in the Vatican, certainly the Secret Archives are central as the final repository of all the reports of all kinds of dirty deeds done by clergy, but as archives, they would not be responsible for dealing with current cases.
So trying to find out which officials in the Vatican, if any, are dealing with these questions is much like trying to understand the inner workings of the Kremlin in the old days, or, for that matter, who in the US government really knows what about UFOs.
www.theharrowing.com /vatican.html   (2629 words)

  
 SPACE.com -- The Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical institutesin the world.
Analyzing the space rocks, or training the Vatican Observatorys $3 million Arizona telescope on a distant galaxy, are both ways of gaining "a closer appreciation of the personality of the creator," he said in an interview.
The Vatican Observatory is one of the oldest astronomical institutes in the world and the only research group directly supported by the Holy See.
In 1891, Pope Leo XIII formally re-founded the Vatican Observatory and moved it to a hillside behind the dome of Saint Peters Basilica.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/astronomy/vatican_observe_000716.html   (1398 words)

  
 Toward on-line, worldwide access to Vatican Library materials
Through the Vatican Library Project, we are exploring the practicality of providing digital library services that extend access to portions of the Library's collections to scholars worldwide, as an early example of providing digital library services that extend and complement traditional library services.
Ten scholars, all of whom were familiar with Vatican Library manuscripts, were chosen to compose this committee; they were selected for their academic distinction, diversity of interests, and geographic diversity.
This subsystem was located at the Vatican Library to safeguard the manuscripts during the scanning process, as required; shipping them elsewhere to be scanned would jeopardize their safety.
www.research.ibm.com /journal/rd/402/mintzer.html   (13327 words)

  
 Vatican City --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The official residence of the pope of the Roman Catholic church is Vatican City, or Città del Vaticano in Italian.
Vatican City is an absolute monarchy, with the pope as sovereign.
Vatican City is pledged by the Lateran Treaty to permanent neutrality in international relations.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9074899?&query=vatican   (894 words)

  
 Vatican Film Library: Vatican Library Manuscripts on Microfilm   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Vatican Library manuscript collections as a whole are made up of a core collection, known as the "Vatican" collection (Vaticani latini, Vaticani greci, etc.), and various other collections named for their former owners or their places of origin.
Subdivided by language, the Vatican collection is an open one that continues to expand as new acquisitions are made, while the other constituent collections are closed and do not grow and preserve, more or less, their original structure.
In addition to catalogues issued by the Vatican Library itself, there are a number of catalogues issued by other institutions, as well as individual accounts published in numerous monographs and scholarly journals.
www.slu.edu /libraries/vfl/bavmss.htm   (1170 words)

  
 Tour of Italy - The Vatican Museums Starting Page
Originally, the official residence of the bishops of Rome was not the Vatican, but the Lateran Palace, which once belonged to the Roman family of the Laterans, and was donated to the Roman Church.
Nicholas III was the first pope to adopt the Vatican as his permanent residence.
The Vatican City State is recognized by the international community as a legal sovereign body, and it is a member of various international organizations (Universal Postal Union, International Telecommunications Union, International Union for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works).
touritaly.org /tours/vaticanmuseum/Vatican01.htm   (763 words)

  
 Vatican Exhibit 2002 - About the Exhibit
According to Vatican Museums personnel, the frescoes were "covered" at some point, possibly during the 15th or 16th centuries.
The exhibition is drawn from the collections of the Vatican Museums and is organized and circulated by The Vatican Exhibit 2002 Foundation, Lubbock, Texas.
The Vatican Exhibit 2002 Foundation, a non-profit organization, is organized to perform charitable activities within the meaning of Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) and Texas Tax Code Sec.11.18(c).
www.vaticanexhibit.org /oldsite/about.htm   (1101 words)

  
 Vatican reasserts opposition to war in Iraq
The Vatican renewed its opposition to war in Iraq on Wednesday, saying military action would only make matters worse and that a pre-emptive strike raised serious ethical and legal problems.
The Vatican's foreign minister has said the United Nations must authorize any military action in Iraq and a papal adviser has warned against the "unacceptable human costs and grave destabilizing effects" of a preventive strike.
The Vatican has told the United Nations there is no moral justification for military and political doctrines that promote the proliferation or stocking of nuclear weapons.
www.cathnews.com /news/210/27.php   (746 words)

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