The Holy See This is the Vatican's own website. In one of eight languages, you can learn about the workings of the different Vatican offices, keep up with the activities of the Pope, and read current and past documents issued by popes and Roman offices

Vatican City State

Vatican Radio

Vatican Radio Read texts and listen to broadcasts, podcasts, etc.

L'Osservatore Romano Weekly edition

Vatican City From World Travel Guide

Washington Post: The Holy See Articles, facts, links

Citta del Vaticano 255 images courtesy of Christus Rex

Cappella Sistina 325 images of the Sistine Chapel courtesy of Christus Rex

Stanze e Loggia di Raffaello 226 images of the Raphael stanze and loggia courtesy of Christus Rex

Musei Vaticani 596 images of the Vatican Museums courtesy of Christus Rex

The Vatican Library

Vatican Observatory The Vatican Observatory, one of the oldest astronomical research institutions in the world, has its headquarters at the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo, Italy, outside Rome. Its dependent research center, the Vatican Observatory Research Group (VORG), is hosted by Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA

Library of Congress Vatican Exhibit Presents some 200 of the Vatican Library's most precious manuscripts, books, and maps--many of which played a key role in the humanist recovery of the classical heritage of Greece and Rome

Holy See [Vatican City] A CIA publication

Rome Reborn: The Vatican Library & Renaissance Culture Courtesy of the LIbrary of Congress

Medals of the Vatican

Vatican City National Arms From International Civic Heraldry

Vatican City Flag

Vatican City Flag

Papal Orders

The Vatican Paul Maria Baumgarten, Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912

Vatican Observatory John Hagen, Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912

The Vatican Palace, as a Scientific Institute Paul Maria Baumgarten, Catholic Encyclopedia, 1912

The Bones of St. Peter By Edgar R. Smothers in Theological Studies, March 1966

The Excavations Under Saint Peter's By Edgar R. Smothers in Theological Studies, September 1956

The Vatican Encyclopedia By Walter J. Burghardt and E. F. X. Ivers in Theological Studies, March 1955

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