- 1550s, from Latin mons Vaticanus, Roman hill on which Papal palace stands. Said to be an Etruscan loan-word, not related to vates "sooth-sayer."
- 1. The president had an audience with the Pope in the Vatican.
- 2. The Vatican's teaching on abortion is clear: it is a sin.
- 3. Mexico is a secular state and does not have diplomatic relations with the Vatican.
- 4. The Vatican successfully mediated in a territorial dispute between Argentina and Chile in 1984.
- 5. Normally the Vatican does not intervene in the internal affairs of religious orders except in cases of disputed elections.
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