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Vatican City is an independent enclave and sovereign city within the
confines of Rome. It measures 440mx440m (1400ftx1400ft approx.). The Vatican is the home of Pope and is
one of the most sacred places in Christendom, attesting itself
to a great history and a formidable spiritual venture. Saint Peter's
Basilica, Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel are some of the main attraction
The present Pope is Benedict XVI, Joseph Ratzinger, originally from Germany. He was elected
in April 2005.
The Pope holds public audiences on
Wednesday mornings. Tickets can be obtained from the Prefettura
office on the north side of St Peter's Square. An easier way to see
the Pope, however, is simply to turn up at the Square on a Sunday.
Every Sunday at noon he appears at his study window to bless the