18/42.- Rome, The Vatican, Piazza San Pietro
We are finally in the Vatican, a state that occupies only 108 acres. The Vatican is an independent state since 1929, when the Lateran Treaty was signed. The pope exercises the legislative, judicial and executive powers of this theocracy.
Millions of Catholics come here every year to visit the home of the Catholic Church. Did you know that more than 40 million visitors came here to commemorate the 2000 anniversary of Jesuschrist?
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