DID YOU KNOW THAT SINCE 1929, VATICAN IS AN INDEPENDENT STATE, THE POPE IS THE PRESIDENT AND HEAD OF CHURCH TOO?
Vatican City State is governed as an absolute monarchy. The Head of State is the Pope who holds full legislative, executive and judicial powers. During a sede vacante (between the death of a Pope and the election of his successor), these powers are exercised by the College of Cardinals. The Pope is elected by the Cardinals who are under eighty years of age. He becomes Sovereign of Vatican City State the moment he accepts his election as Pope.
Vatican City State was founded following the signing of the Lateran Pacts between the Holy See and Italy on February 11th 1929. These were ratified on June 7th 1929. Its nature as a sovereign State distinct from the Holy See is universally recognized under international law.
The Pope lives in Vatican City where several of the aforementioned Departments are to be found. Vatican City State has the singular characteristic of being an instrument of the independence of the Holy See, and of the Catholic Church, from any earthly power.
VATICAN IS NOT ROME, ROME IS THE CAPITAL CITY OF ITALY, VATICAN IS JUST INSIDE ROME, SINCE 1798, WHEN HE WAS STRIPPED OFF POWER
THE COUNTRY/STATE OF VATICAN HAS THE FOLLOWING AS A STATE
1. POPULATION OF AROUND 1,200 PEOPLE
2. AMBASSADORS WHO ARE SENT TO ABOUT 90 % OF THE WORLD
3. VATICAN HAS ONE RAILWAY STATION
4. IT HAS ONE LARGE CHURCH CALLED THE ST. PETERS CATHOLIC CHURCH BUILT IN 13 BY 13 ACRES OF LAND LARGEST IN THE WORLD
ST. PETERS CATHOLIC CHURCH WAS BUILT ON MONIES OBTAINED DURING THE DARK AGES, WHICH WAS FOR SELLING INDULGENCIES.
INDULGENCIES WERE SIN PARDONING CARDS WHICH WHEN YOU BOUGHT ALL YOUR SINS, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE WERE REGARDED AS FORGIVEN. WHICH MEANT THAT YOU CAN PAY MONEY TO GET YOUR DEAD RELATIVE FROM HELL STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN.