the Vatican

noun

Definition of the Vatican

1 : the place in Rome where the Pope lives and works
2 : the government of the Roman Catholic Church The Vatican has announced a new appointment. a Vatican official

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“The Vatican.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20Vatican. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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