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'''The Holy See''', from the Latin: Sancta Sedes, Holy Chair; the see of the [[Pope]], the bishop of [[Rome]]. It is the central government of the [[Catholic]] Church (The authority, jurisdiction, and governmental functions associated with the papacy).  
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The '''Holy See''', from the Latin ''Sancta Sedes'', Holy Chair, is the see of the [[Pope]], the bishop of [[Rome]]. It is the central government of the [[Catholic Church]] (The authority, jurisdiction, and governmental functions associated with the papacy).  
  
The Pope governs the Catholic Church through the Roman Curia. The Holy See maintains formal diplomatic relations with 175 sovereign states, the [[European Union]], and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Also there are special relations with [[Russia| Russian]] Federation, (Mission with an Ambassador) and the Organization for the Liberation of Palestine (OLP), (Office with a Director).  
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The Pope governs the Catholic Church through the Roman Curia. The Holy See maintains formal diplomatic relations with 175 sovereign states, the [[European Union]], and the [[Sovereign Military Order of Malta]]. Also there are special relations with [[Russia| Russian Federation]], (Mission with an Ambassador) and the [[Palestine Liberation Organization]] (PLO), (Office with a Director).  
  
The Holy See is a member of the International [[Atomic Energy Agency]] (IAEA) and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). It participates also in various International Intergovernmental Organizations and Bodies, and in various Regional Intergovernmental Organizations and Bodies.
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The Holy See is a member of the [[International Atomic Energy Agency]] (IAEA) and the [[Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons]] (OPCW). It participates also in various International Intergovernmental Organizations and Bodies, and in various Regional Intergovernmental Organizations and Bodies.
  
 
Among others The Holy See is also a permanent observer of the following groups:
 
Among others The Holy See is also a permanent observer of the following groups:
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United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ([[UNESCO]])  
 
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ([[UNESCO]])  
  
[[International Organization for Migration]] (IOM)  
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International Organization for Migration (IOM)  
  
[[International Labour Organization]] (ILO)  
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International Labour Organization (ILO)  
  
 
[[Organization of American States]] (OAS)  
 
[[Organization of American States]] (OAS)  
  
 
[[World Trade Organization]] (WTO)  
 
[[World Trade Organization]] (WTO)  
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[[Image:Sistene Chapel.jpg|right|thumb|Sistine Chapel]]
  
 
== The Roman Curia ==
 
== The Roman Curia ==
  
The Roman Curia is considered to be where the Pope is, with the Chancery, Tribunals, and officials whom he employs in the Government of the Catholic Church.  
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The [[Roman Curia]] is considered to be where the Pope is, with the Chancery, Tribunals, and officials whom he employs in the Government of the Catholic Church.  
 
   
 
   
''In exercising supreme, full, and immediate power in the universal Church, the Roman pontiff makes use of the departments of the Roman Curia which, therefore, perform their duties in his name and with his authority for the good of the churches and in the service of the sacred pastors. CHRISTUS DOMINUS, 9.'' <ref> [http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/index.htm The Roman Curia] </ref>
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''In exercising supreme, full, and immediate power in the universal Church, the Roman pontiff makes use of the departments of the Roman Curia which, therefore, perform their duties in his name and with his authority for the good of the churches and in the service of the sacred pastors. CHRISTUS DOMINUS, 9.'' <ref>[http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/index.htm The Roman Curia]</ref>
  
 
The Roman Curia includes the Secretariat of State, nine Congregations, three Tribunals, 11 Pontifical Councils, and other main offices.  
 
The Roman Curia includes the Secretariat of State, nine Congregations, three Tribunals, 11 Pontifical Councils, and other main offices.  
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== The papal garrison ==
 
== The papal garrison ==
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[[Image:Sistine.jpg|right|thumb|Michelangelo, The Last Judgement]]
The visitors to Rome, who pose for a photograph in front of the [[Swiss]] soldiers on guard at the gates of [[Vatican City]], are familiar with the history of these troops who take an oath of loyalty to the Pope. The Swiss Guards' official date of birth is January 22nd, 1506.  
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The visitors to Rome, who pose for a photograph in front of the [[Swiss]] soldiers on guard at the gates of [[Vatican City]], are familiar with the history of these troops who take an oath of loyalty to the Pope. The Swiss Guards' official date of birth is January 22, 1506.  
  
Every day they are engaged in mounting guard at the entrances to the Apostolic Palace and in the [[Sistine Chapel]]. However, the most important meeting is the one which takes place in the Vatican every year on May 6th, on the occasion of the "Swearing in" of the new recruits.
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Every day they are engaged in mounting guard at the entrances to the Apostolic Palace and in the [[Sistine Chapel]]. However, the most important meeting is the one which takes place in the Vatican every year on May 6, on the occasion of the "Swearing in" of the new recruits.
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== See also ==
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*[[Pope Benedict XVI]]
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*[[Pope John Paul II]]
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*[[Sistine Chapel]]
  
 
== External links ==
 
== External links ==
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*[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07424b.htm Holy See] Catholic Encyclopedia.  
 
*[http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/07424b.htm Holy See] Catholic Encyclopedia.  
 
*[http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Home.html Vatican Museums Online]
 
*[http://mv.vatican.va/3_EN/pages/MV_Home.html Vatican Museums Online]
 
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*[http://www.pellegrinocattolico.com/ctv/frame.htm The Vatican State] Italian web site.
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*[http://catholic.net/good_news/template_channel.phtml?channel_id=28 Good News]
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==
  
 
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Revision as of 09:01, 13 July 2016

Vatican State Flag.

The Holy See, from the Latin Sancta Sedes, Holy Chair, is the see of the Pope, the bishop of Rome. It is the central government of the Catholic Church (The authority, jurisdiction, and governmental functions associated with the papacy).

The Pope governs the Catholic Church through the Roman Curia. The Holy See maintains formal diplomatic relations with 175 sovereign states, the European Union, and the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Also there are special relations with Russian Federation, (Mission with an Ambassador) and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), (Office with a Director).

The Holy See is a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). It participates also in various International Intergovernmental Organizations and Bodies, and in various Regional Intergovernmental Organizations and Bodies.

Among others The Holy See is also a permanent observer of the following groups:

United Nations (UN)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

International Labour Organization (ILO)

Organization of American States (OAS)

World Trade Organization (WTO)

Sistine Chapel

The Roman Curia

The Roman Curia is considered to be where the Pope is, with the Chancery, Tribunals, and officials whom he employs in the Government of the Catholic Church.

In exercising supreme, full, and immediate power in the universal Church, the Roman pontiff makes use of the departments of the Roman Curia which, therefore, perform their duties in his name and with his authority for the good of the churches and in the service of the sacred pastors. CHRISTUS DOMINUS, 9. [1]

The Roman Curia includes the Secretariat of State, nine Congregations, three Tribunals, 11 Pontifical Councils, and other main offices.

One of the major Curial institutions is the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which oversees Catholic church doctrine.

The papal garrison

Michelangelo, The Last Judgement

The visitors to Rome, who pose for a photograph in front of the Swiss soldiers on guard at the gates of Vatican City, are familiar with the history of these troops who take an oath of loyalty to the Pope. The Swiss Guards' official date of birth is January 22, 1506.

Every day they are engaged in mounting guard at the entrances to the Apostolic Palace and in the Sistine Chapel. However, the most important meeting is the one which takes place in the Vatican every year on May 6, on the occasion of the "Swearing in" of the new recruits.

See also

External links

References

  1. The Roman Curia