The children of Catholic priests have historically presented a double problem to the Latin Rite church: clearly they give the game away about dad's lack of conformity to the requirement for celibacy , but they also put a financial burden on his employer. Indeed, in Wednesday's statement on the Zavala case, his superior Archbishop José Gomez seemed to privilege the "spiritual care" that the archdiocese has extended to the bishop's secret family above the offered "funding to assist the children with college costs", while the archdiocesan spokesman has been at pains to emphasise that Zavala was not siphoning off church funds to his illegitimate children.

Meanwhile, it is estimated that some 1000 people in Britain and Ireland are the children of Catholic priests and, as painful stories of rejection, abandonment and financial and emotional neglect still abound, the question is raised of just how many other children throughout the history of the church have suffered similarly.

In the middle of Rome, lies the Vatican City, a tiny independent state and center of the Roman Catholic Church. This is where the pope and other leaders of the Catholic Church live.

The Roman Catholic Church previously owned many states in Italy . The Vatican City is the only one remaining. The Vatican City has a simple government , ruled by the pope. Its primary purpose is to forward the work and mission of the Catholic Church.

The Vatican City is small – less than ½ square mile. The city holds the Vatican Palaces, where the pope lives and St. Peter’s Basilica, an ancient church and tomb. There is also an observatory, a pharmacy, a newspaper and publishing house, a radio station and museums and administrative buildings. The Vatican City has its own flag, postage stamp and national anthem.

The Vatican palace is the residence of the pope within the city walls. The Holy See is the name given to the government of the Roman Catholic Church, which is led by the pope as the bishop of Rome. As such, the Holy See’s authority extends over Catholics throughout the world. Since 1929 it has resided in Vatican City, which was established as an independent state to enable the pope to exercise his universal authority.

Vatican City has its own telephone system, post office, gardens, astronomical observatory, radio station, banking system, and pharmacy, as well as a contingent of Swiss Guards responsible for the personal safety of the pope since 1506. Almost all supplies—including food, water, electricity, and gas—must be imported. There is no income tax and no restriction on the import or export of funds. As the Holy See, it derives its income from the voluntary contributions of more than one billion Roman Catholics worldwide, as well as interest on investments and the sale of stamps, coins, and publications. Banking operations and expenditures have been reported publicly since the early 1980s.

Special extraterritorial privileges are extended to more than 10 other buildings in Rome and to Castel Gandolfo , the pope’s summer residence in the Alban Hills. In addition, Vatican City maintains embassies in numerous foreign nations.

Some children are allergic to being quiet, staying indoors, and being told not to touch things. This makes going on a tour of the Vatican a bit challenging for some guides to not seem boring to children that are in attendance.

On the Vatican Tour our guides will take your family on a treasure hunt through one of the most beautiful and impressive art museums in the world. We will keep your child engaged so you can also enjoy taking in the culture of this must-see venue while on your trip to Rome.

By actively involving your children in the conversation they will learn the history of Rome through the paintings of some of the history’s most famous Italian artists – Michelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo, Caravaggio and more.

The children of Catholic priests have historically presented a double problem to the Latin Rite church: clearly they give the game away about dad's lack of conformity to the requirement for celibacy , but they also put a financial burden on his employer. Indeed, in Wednesday's statement on the Zavala case, his superior Archbishop José Gomez seemed to privilege the "spiritual care" that the archdiocese has extended to the bishop's secret family above the offered "funding to assist the children with college costs", while the archdiocesan spokesman has been at pains to emphasise that Zavala was not siphoning off church funds to his illegitimate children.

Meanwhile, it is estimated that some 1000 people in Britain and Ireland are the children of Catholic priests and, as painful stories of rejection, abandonment and financial and emotional neglect still abound, the question is raised of just how many other children throughout the history of the church have suffered similarly.

In the middle of Rome, lies the Vatican City, a tiny independent state and center of the Roman Catholic Church. This is where the pope and other leaders of the Catholic Church live.

The Roman Catholic Church previously owned many states in Italy . The Vatican City is the only one remaining. The Vatican City has a simple government , ruled by the pope. Its primary purpose is to forward the work and mission of the Catholic Church.

The Vatican City is small – less than ½ square mile. The city holds the Vatican Palaces, where the pope lives and St. Peter’s Basilica, an ancient church and tomb. There is also an observatory, a pharmacy, a newspaper and publishing house, a radio station and museums and administrative buildings. The Vatican City has its own flag, postage stamp and national anthem.

The Vatican palace is the residence of the pope within the city walls. The Holy See is the name given to the government of the Roman Catholic Church, which is led by the pope as the bishop of Rome. As such, the Holy See’s authority extends over Catholics throughout the world. Since 1929 it has resided in Vatican City, which was established as an independent state to enable the pope to exercise his universal authority.

Vatican City has its own telephone system, post office, gardens, astronomical observatory, radio station, banking system, and pharmacy, as well as a contingent of Swiss Guards responsible for the personal safety of the pope since 1506. Almost all supplies—including food, water, electricity, and gas—must be imported. There is no income tax and no restriction on the import or export of funds. As the Holy See, it derives its income from the voluntary contributions of more than one billion Roman Catholics worldwide, as well as interest on investments and the sale of stamps, coins, and publications. Banking operations and expenditures have been reported publicly since the early 1980s.

Special extraterritorial privileges are extended to more than 10 other buildings in Rome and to Castel Gandolfo , the pope’s summer residence in the Alban Hills. In addition, Vatican City maintains embassies in numerous foreign nations.

The children of Catholic priests have historically presented a double problem to the Latin Rite church: clearly they give the game away about dad's lack of conformity to the requirement for celibacy , but they also put a financial burden on his employer. Indeed, in Wednesday's statement on the Zavala case, his superior Archbishop José Gomez seemed to privilege the "spiritual care" that the archdiocese has extended to the bishop's secret family above the offered "funding to assist the children with college costs", while the archdiocesan spokesman has been at pains to emphasise that Zavala was not siphoning off church funds to his illegitimate children.

Meanwhile, it is estimated that some 1000 people in Britain and Ireland are the children of Catholic priests and, as painful stories of rejection, abandonment and financial and emotional neglect still abound, the question is raised of just how many other children throughout the history of the church have suffered similarly.

In the middle of Rome, lies the Vatican City, a tiny independent state and center of the Roman Catholic Church. This is where the pope and other leaders of the Catholic Church live.

The Roman Catholic Church previously owned many states in Italy . The Vatican City is the only one remaining. The Vatican City has a simple government , ruled by the pope. Its primary purpose is to forward the work and mission of the Catholic Church.

The Vatican City is small – less than ½ square mile. The city holds the Vatican Palaces, where the pope lives and St. Peter’s Basilica, an ancient church and tomb. There is also an observatory, a pharmacy, a newspaper and publishing house, a radio station and museums and administrative buildings. The Vatican City has its own flag, postage stamp and national anthem.

The children of Catholic priests have historically presented a double problem to the Latin Rite church: clearly they give the game away about dad's lack of conformity to the requirement for celibacy , but they also put a financial burden on his employer. Indeed, in Wednesday's statement on the Zavala case, his superior Archbishop José Gomez seemed to privilege the "spiritual care" that the archdiocese has extended to the bishop's secret family above the offered "funding to assist the children with college costs", while the archdiocesan spokesman has been at pains to emphasise that Zavala was not siphoning off church funds to his illegitimate children.

Meanwhile, it is estimated that some 1000 people in Britain and Ireland are the children of Catholic priests and, as painful stories of rejection, abandonment and financial and emotional neglect still abound, the question is raised of just how many other children throughout the history of the church have suffered similarly.

Vatican City Facts for Kids


The Vatican Children (World of Shadows): Lincoln Cole.

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