Vatican

SHORT INFORMATION

Political system of Vatican

The government of Vatican City has a unique structure. The Pope is the sovereign of the state. Legislative authority is vested in the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State, a body of cardinals appointed by the Pope for five-year periods.

SHORT INFORMATION

Overview of Vatican

Officially name: Stato della Città del Vaticano (State of the City of the Vatican)

Capital: Vatican City

Official language: Italian

Government: Ecclesiastical, sacerdotal-monarchical

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

The Culture of Holy See (Vatican City State)

The Vatican is home to priceless art. The Renaissance was very much alive in Florence, Italy; however artists were commissioned by the clergy and even the pope himself to make masterpieces for the Church. Architects as well like Bernini contributed so much to the rich culture and design of the Vatican.