About our Vatican news
Latest news on the Vatican City, the independent country, city-state, microstate and enclave within Rome, Italy.
Vatican City, officially the Vatican City State, became independent from Italy in 1929 with the Lateran Treaty, and it is a distinct territory under the sovereign authority and jurisdiction of the Holy See.
With an area of 49 hectares and a population of around 453 people, it is the smallest state in the world both by area and population.
Vatican City is an ecclesiastical or sacerdotal-monarchical state ruled by the Pope who is the bishop of Rome and head of the Catholic Church.