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Vatican City Bonnie
Vatican City Bonnie
Vatican City Bonnie
Vatican City Bonnie
Vatican City Bonnie
Vatican City Bonnie
Vatican City Bonnie
Vatican City Bonnie
Vatican City Bonnie
Vatican City Bonnie
Vatican City Bonnie
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    • 1.  
    • 2. <ul><li>History and Origin </li></ul>
    • 3. <ul><li>Catholics and other Christians believe that this place is the site of the tomb of Saint Peter, one of Jesus’s 12 original disciples </li></ul><ul><li>Vatican City grounds were considered sacred to many religions even before Christianity </li></ul><ul><li>In A.D. 326 , the first church, what is now Saint Peter’s Basilica(cathedral), was built on the believed burial site </li></ul><ul><li>Eventually, Vatican City became the home and headquarters of the Catholic pope and it’s own country/city-state </li></ul>
    • 4. <ul><li>Geography, Location, Size, and Climate </li></ul>
    • 5. <ul><li>Vatican City is located on Vatican Hill, in the west-central part of Rome, Italy </li></ul><ul><li>It is 0.17 square miles, or 110 acres </li></ul><ul><li>The borders loosely follow a wall built around the country </li></ul><ul><li>Vatican City has a temperate Mediterranean climate </li></ul><ul><li>Winters are mild and rainy, usually ranging from September to mid-May </li></ul><ul><li>Hot, dry summers last from May to August </li></ul>
    • 6. <ul><li>Population, Religion, and Language </li></ul>
    • 7. <ul><li>The population of Vatican City, of people who actually live there, is a grand total of about 800 people. That’s not even twice the number of people in our school! </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone who lives here is involved with the church in some way </li></ul><ul><li>The people are 100 % Catholic! </li></ul><ul><li>Vatican City has no set language; most people speak Italian, but some people speak French and German </li></ul>
    • 8. <ul><li>Government and Monetary System </li></ul>
    • 9. <ul><li>Vatican City has the last absolute monarchy in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>While many advisers can make decisions in the executive, judicial, and legislative branches, the pope has absolute power over all branches </li></ul><ul><li>Because leadership is passed from pope to pope, and not son to son, this country has a unique non-hereditary monarchy </li></ul><ul><li>The current pope and leader of Vatican City is Pope Benedict XVI </li></ul><ul><li>Vatican City’s currency is the Vatican Lira; however, Italian Lira is legal in Vatican City and Vatican Lira is legal in Italy </li></ul>
    • 10. <ul><li>Important and Noteworthy People and Places </li></ul>
    • 11. <ul><li>The pope, Benedict XVI, is the most important person in Vatican City and the most important religious figure in the world to Catholics </li></ul><ul><li>The pope visited the 9 / 11 Memorial in NY from the 15-20 of April, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>The current pope’s name at birth was Joseph Alois Ratzinger </li></ul><ul><li>The most famous cathedral in Vatican City is Saint Peter’s Basilica, built over what is believed to be Saint Peter’s tomb </li></ul><ul><li>The pope lives in the Papal Apartments of the Papal Palace </li></ul>
    • 12. <ul><li>Attractions </li></ul>
    • 13. <ul><li>Papal Palace, where the pope lives </li></ul><ul><li>Saint Peter’s Basilica, the cathedral </li></ul><ul><li>Saint Peter’s Square, near the Papal Palace and Saint Peter’s Basilica </li></ul>
    • 14. Organized, researched, written, and just about everything else by  Bonnie Hester  Thanks to Mrs. Carlton Guy Hester Tim Hester Dan Hester For their constructive criticism And thanks to Wikipedia For having a lot of valuable information

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