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the Vatican

noun [S] uk   /ˈvæt.ɪ.kən/  us   /-ˈvæt̬-/
the Pope (= the leader of the Catholic Church) or the officials who represent the Pope: The Vatican released a statement condemning the recent terrorist attacks. The information was given by a Vatican official. the main offices of the Catholic Church in Rome, which include the building where the Pope lives: No tour of Rome is complete without a visit to the Vatican/the Vatican City.
Translations of “the Vatican”
in Chinese (Traditional) 羅馬教皇, 梵蒂岡, 羅馬教廷…
in Chinese (Simplified) 罗马教皇, 梵蒂冈, 罗马教廷…
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