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Vatican City Explained

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How did the worlds smallest country come to be the seat of power for the Catholic church?  C.G.P Grey takes us on a fast paced tour of the history and development of Vatican City.

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Hopefully you were able to glean some information from that video.  If not, here is the official site of the Vatican City State.

At the onset of the video, the narrator mentions that Vatican City is in possession of several famous pieces of art, many of which are on display at the Vatican Museums throughout the country.  Here is the official site for the museums in English.

Pope Francis is the current head of the Catholic Church (the Pope).  To learn more about the current Pope, there are resources you can peruse here.

Pope Francis will visit the United States for the first time in September of 2015.  While here, he will speak publicly 18 times, and have many private sessions with people from around the country.  His schedule can be viewed here.  
For some additional light reading, check out this list of 25 Interesting Facts About Pope Francis You Probably Didn't Know.
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