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Association of Vatican Lay Workers

The Association of Vatican Lay Workers (Italian: Associazione Dipendenti Laici Vaticani; ADLV) is the sole trade union in Vatican City. It represents the majority of the 3,000 employees who work in the city state, making the Vatican the world's most unionized country.

The ADLV was formed in 1985 and was recognized by the Vatican authorities in 1993. The first ever strike in the Vatican was organized by the ADLV in 1988.

The ADLV is affiliated to the International Trade Union Confederation.

Bramante Staircase

Bramante Staircase is the name given to two staircases in the Vatican Museums in the Vatican City State: the original stair, built in 1505, and a modern equivalent from 1932.

Cappella Giulia

The Cappella Giulia, officially the Reverend Musical Chapel Julia of the Sacrosanct Papal Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, is the choir of St. Peter's Basilica that sings for all solemn functions of the Vatican Chapter, such as Holy Mass, Lauds, and Vespers, when these are not celebrated by the Pope (for functions celebrated by the Pope, the Sistine Chapel Choir sings instead). The choir has played an important role as an interpreter and a proponent of Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony.

Circus of Nero

Not to be confused with the older and larger Circus Maximus.

The Circus of Nero or Circus of Caligula was a circus in ancient Rome, located mostly in the present-day Vatican City.

Collection of Modern Religious Art, Vatican Museums

The Collection of Modern Religious Art of the Vatican Museums (Musei Vaticani, Collezione Arte Religiosa Moderna) is a collection of paintings, graphic art and sculptures. It occupies 55 rooms: the Borgia Apartment (apartment of Pope Alexander VI) on the first floor of the Apostolic Palace, the two floors of the Salette Borgia, a series of rooms below the Sistine Chapel, and a series of rooms on the ground floor.

Gallery of Maps

The Gallery of Maps (Italian: Galleria delle carte geografiche) is a gallery located on the west side of the Belvedere Courtyard in the Vatican containing a series of painted topographical maps of Italy based on drawings by friar and geographer Ignazio Danti.The gallery was commissioned in 1580 by Pope Gregory XIII as part of other artistic works commissioned by the Pope to decorate the Vatican. It took Danti three years (1580–1583) to complete the 40 panels of the 120 m long gallery.

Index of Catholic Church articles

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This page is a list of Catholic Church topics. Portals and navigation boxes are at the bottom of the page. For a listing of Catholic Church articles by category, see Category:Catholic Church (and its various subcategories and pages) at the bottom of the page.

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L'Osservatore della Domenica

L'Osservatore della Domenica is a weekly publication by the Holy See in Vatican City. It is the Sunday supplement to the L'Osservatore Romano.

It was originally called L'Osservatore Romano Sunday when it was founded on 6 May 1934. From 1951 it was published under the name L'Osservatore della Domenica. In 1979 it became the Sunday supplement with only eight pages. In 1985, the graphic layout of the magazine was updated.

Languages of Vatican City

Vatican City is a city state that came into existence in 1929. It is therefore to be clearly distinguished from the Holy See, which already was in existence for many centuries before that date.

The Vatican Constitution has established no official language. However, in accordance with paragraph 2 of the Legge sulle fonti del diritto ("Law on the sources of law") of 7 June 1929, it promulgates its laws and regulations by publishing them in the Italian-language Supplemento per le leggi e disposizioni dello Stato della Città del Vaticano attached to the Acta Apostolicae Sedis. On its official website Vatican City uses English, Italian, French, German, Spanish, Latin, Portuguese, and Arabic, which are found on the official website of the Holy See.

List of newspapers in Vatican City

Below is a list of newspapers published in Vatican City.

L'Osservatore Romano - English website

Donne, Chiesa, Mondo

Mater Ecclesiae Monastery

The Monastery of Mater Ecclesiae (Latin for Mother of the Church) is located inside Vatican City. It was founded in about 1990 by Pope John Paul II as a monastery for cloistered nuns. In 2013 it became the residence of Benedict XVI, Pope Emeritus of the Catholic Church.

Passetto di Borgo

The Passetto di Borgo, or simply Passetto, is an elevated passage that links the Vatican City with the Castel Sant'Angelo. It is an approximately 800 metres (2,600 ft) long corridor, located in the rione of Borgo. It was erected in 1277 by Pope Nicholas III, but parts of the wall were built by Totila during the Gothic War. On two occasions it served as an escape route for Popes in danger.

Pope Alexander VI crossed it in 1494, when Charles VIII invaded the city and the pope's life was in peril.

Clement VII escaped to safety through this passage during the Sack of Rome in 1527, when troops of the Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V, massacred almost the entire Swiss Guard on the steps of St Peter's Basilica.

Pontifical Academy of Theology

The Pontifical Academy of Theology (Italian: Pontificia Accademia di Teologia) is a learned society founded in 1718, and is a Pontifical Academy. It is situated at Via della Conciliazione, Vatican City, Rome.

Public holidays in Vatican City

The following days are public holidays in Vatican City, as published each year by the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household.

In addition, all Sundays of the year are public holidays as well.

By tradition, the election anniversary and the name day of the civilian name of the reigning pope are public holidays. Since the 2009 publication, the feasts of the Ascension of Christ and Corpus Christi are not listed.

Vatican Cricket Team

The Vatican Cricket Team is an amateur cricket team established by the Vatican to help establish ties between the Catholic Church and countries and regions where the sport is popular including India and the Caribbean and to encourage inter-faith dialogue.

Vatican Film Library

The Vatican Film Library is a film archive established in 1959 by Pope John XXIII. The collection comprises over 7,000 films including historic films, Church events, commercial films and documentaries.It is to be distinguished from the Knights of Columbus Vatican Film Library at Saint Louis University.

Vatican Hill

Vatican Hill (; Latin: Mons Vaticanus, Italian: Colle Vaticano) is a hill located across the Tiber river from the traditional seven hills of Rome, that also gave the name of Vatican City. It is the location of St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican lira

The lira (plural lire) was the currency of the Vatican City between 1929 and 2002.

Vicar General for Vatican City

The Vicar General for Vatican City, more formally the Vicar General of His Holiness for Vatican City, is the vicar general for the part of the Diocese of Rome that lies within Vatican City. He is appointed by the Pope.

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