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What do you need to know about The Vatican?

  • The Vatican is in Rome.
  • The Vatican is the home of the Pope, the spiritual head of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Roman Catholics believe that Jesus appointed Peter as the leader of his disciples.
  • Pilgrims visit the Vatican to hear the Pope speak publicly on Wednesdays in Saint Peter's Square, or attend mass led by the Pope during the year.
  • The most important site for Roman Catholic pilgrims to Rome is Saint Peter's Basilica.