the Vatican Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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the Vaticannoun [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 ​statementcondemning the ​recentterroristattacks. The ​information was given by a Vatican ​official. the ​mainoffices of the ​Catholic Church in Rome, ​including the ​building where the Pope ​lives: No ​tour of Rome is ​complete without a ​visit to the Vatican/the Vatican City.
(Definition of the Vatican from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the Vatican”
in Chinese (Simplified) 罗马教皇, 梵蒂冈, 罗马教廷…
in Chinese (Traditional) 羅馬教皇, 梵蒂岡, 羅馬教廷…
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