The new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio, will be called Francis, is the 266th and current pope of the Catholic Church, elected on 13 March 2013. As such, he is both head of the Church and Sovereign of the Vatican City State, a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome.
Vatican City was established as an independent state in 1929 by the Lateran Treaty, signed by Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Gasparri, on behalf of Pope Pius XI and by Prime Minister and Head of Government Benito Mussolini on behalf of King Victor Emmanuel III of Italy. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares (110 acres), and a population of just over 800. This makes Vatican City the smallest internationally recognized independent state in the world by both area and population.
Here you'll find some of wonderful analog pictures of Vatican City.
|The Seat of the Pope by Brandon P..|
|holy place by subway rat|
|Stato della Città del Vaticano by RafaelGonzalez.|
|st peter's basilica - façade by Cåsbr|
|San Pietro by callicrates2003|
|St. Peter's by mikefranklin|
|St. Peter's Basilica by but_those_are|
|120roll44_005 by rondure|
|F10000081 by luver_concerto|
|See the world by - ♥ Cherie ♥ -|
|quietly queued by golfpunkgirl|
|italy, rome, vatican city, berninis colonnade, 1990-1991 (#2) by rafal_krajewski|
|a Night in Vatican City , Italy by myDays / S.Lee|
|Vatican by thecheekyscamp|