Vatican City - Holy Catholic Church

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Attraction, Cultural, Historic
Highlights
  • The Vatican and Rome are holy cities to the Roman Catholic Christian faith.
Description
The Vatican and Rome are holy cities to the Roman Catholic Christian faith. Rome is the seat of the Papacy since the 1st century AD and later home to the Vatican, where the Pope resided since the 14thcentury. Traditionally, the See of Rome was founded by Saint Peter who first held the position of the Pope or Bishop of Rome. According to UNESCO St. Peter's basilica in the Vatican is the largest religious building in the world. Today Rome has a Cathedral and more than 900 Churches and some of the most prominent Catholic churches can be found there as well as many important Catholic institutes. For Catholic believers, Rome is more than a tourist attraction but also a center for pilgrimage and Prayer.

The Vatican is situated in a walled enclave inside Rome. The Pope's residence is also known as the Apostolic Palace and it is located North-East of the St. Peter's basilica.. Since 1984 all of Vatican State is acknowledged as a UNESCO world heritage site. The main tourist attractions in the Vatican are: St. Peter's basilica, Vatican gardens, St. Peter's Square, and the Vatican Museums with their impressive collections of art, maps and statues. The entrance to the Basilica and Square are free of charge. Note that visitors are asked to dress appropriately when entering the church.

Since February 1929 Vatican City State is a sovereign state of the Holy See. This was established by the signing of the Lateran Treaties. The Vatican's status as a sovereign State is recognized universally.

 
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The Catholic Church's Hypocrisy Reigns Eternal
Born Catholic, raised Catholic, educated in Catholic schools, and now former Catholic as the "leaders" of this church continually lack the moral and ethical courage to do the right thing at the right time. As if being stuck in man made dogma for decades wasn't enough, these "leaders" repeatedly enabled and protected known pedophiles who were raping innocent children. A man who figuratively holds the ... more child down, while one of his colleagues, with an incurable disease, rapes yet another innocent child, which they have both sworn an oath to God to protect and lead to salvation, has committed a far greater crime against God and humanity than the pervert priest. Enjoy your time on earth, as there will be a very special place in Hell for all of you enablers and perverts to this heinous crime against humanity. And now these "leaders" are "debating" whether President Biden is worthy of receiving Communion.These morally bankrupt "leaders" are passing judgment on a devout Catholic because he dares to question their interpretation of the God's word? Unbelieveable how arrogant and tone deaf this cult has become. No wonder membership is dropping and schools are closing en masse. I have grave concerns and empathy for the parishioners left in your care. My prayers are they are open their eyes and see the truth about how this organization has betrayed their trust and no longer deserves their time and money!
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I wrote this in 2012
This was my dream
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Slapping the Hand that feeds the Pope
Shame on you Pope Francis. You acted like a total ignorant jerk when you slapped the hand of that woman who obviously needed a few moments of your time. No wonder your churches theology is crumbling. Now we know what rests in the heart of you. SMH.
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Ladikos L
Casting stones is fun? I take it you are not Catholic? Despite the the Liberace accoutrements of my glamour rock-like Church, and the Pope's official standing as Christ's Vicar on Earth, well, golly, —He's is really just a man; —just you and I. Jesus spent ALL of his time among us as a normal living human being. No one ever talks about him neglecting is carpentry trade, but I suspect Joseph and Mary ... more gave him a good what-for as a result of his spending too much time on hillsides teaching doe-like followers simple truths that most people know in a natural sort of way. —E.g., Thou Shalt NOT kill. (No convenient exceptions, —"No Appendix 4A, sub-section C / see nazi and WWII, —modify as needed...". True story; —Duke Ellington, at a White House receiving line was kissing well wishers twice on each cheek. President Nixon, curious, asked The Duke (receiving the Medal of Freedom), "Duke; why do you kiss everyone TWICE on each cheek?" Duke said, "One for each cheek, Mr. President." —Damn funny, but also instructive. Sure, he's joking that he is at the WHITE House kissing arse, but he is also saying that we have a LOT of cheeks to turn. And if you die because you would not kill another human being, —It might have been because you were a Corp-man (medical field aid in battle), trying desperately contain some 17 year old kid's blown-away intestines so he might again see his family. And then, YOUR intestines take a .30 cal machine gun hit that sends you to the Promise Land. Were you a good man? Did you defend your country, whilst not violating the Ten Commandments? I sure think so. NO adultery, NO False Witness, NO Coveting Thy neighbour's goods, etc., etc., Golly. These are some of the Ten Commandments; —OLD TESTAMENT. —But, I thought Catholics were strictly New Testament? Wrong again. Yesterday, someone told me that, "The trouble with Jews is that they don't believe in an after life. WHAT??!! Nonsense. Complete DRIVEL. So many crackers must think that some Jew must have found a note in his Cellar saying , "I killed Jesus, —love, cousin Morty". Yep, people really are that dense. But, I digress. Jesus was a DEVOUT, OBSERVANT PRACTISING JEW. If you told Jesus on Earth that he was a "Christian", 'Ole Jesus would have looked at you like you were a potty loon. And that's what you are? No, you are just a little ignorant. So am I. Ignorance is not necessarily STUPID...NO, it means 'lacking knowledge' All you gotta' do is use your God-given common sense and try not to be quite so ignorant, and you WILL PLEASE YOURSELF. And this will please God. AND, when things get too difficult, I simply pray, "Lord, I will do my best, but for the really hard parts that I cannot seem to handle, I will put my Faith in your hands., as I am a bit of a dullard and clumsy as all heck... You have your self a fine time and live Life. All you got to do is CARE about other people and what happens on Earth. It's real simple. All the Catholic details, such as communion, are just icing on the cake. BTW; —once the wafer and wine enter my body, I dare ANY biologist to prove that it is not the body and blood of Christ. —Just take as much of MY blood and flesh as you want and test it (after Holy Communion). If it is NOT human blood and flesh, I will become a skin-head. PAIX.
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Happenings
I'll be fine. I haven't always thought I'd be a pilgrim, it justly is! I send my celibate and chaste observances, though I'm technically not a nun, I've longed for secular lay ministry in the Carmelite order. I will prepare for the school year & practice my Roman Catholic Christian prayer booklet. On This Wednesday, I begin my formation and study. I began reading The Joy of Love, Amoris Laetitia, ... more and took it to my broken but mended heart. I am healing and I am thankful for my missionary work that I was in position, which now leads me to my Divine Spouse on the Little Way of St. Therese! and my devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and faithfulness to the Magesterium. "Have a Blessed Day!"
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