Vatican questionsThis is a list of recently added questions about Vatican.
What is the meaning of “Urbi et Orbi”, a standard opening of the pope’s blessings?
hear and know
by word and by heart
to everyone and to all
to the city and the world
“Urbi et Orbi” means literally “To the city (meaning Rome) and the circle (meaning the world outside)”.
Which of these countries does NOT have a president?
Norway is a kingdom in Northwestern Europe. Harald V is the current king of Norway (at photo). There are presidents in other countries. The President of the Vatican City is called Giuseppe Bertello, of the Germany - Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the Turkish President is Tayyip Erdoğan.
When was the Second Vatican Council held? (the most recent ecumenical council of the Catholic Church)
The Second Vatican Council addressed relations between the Catholic Church and the modern world. It was formally opened under the pontificate of Pope John XXIII on 11 October 1962 and closed under Pope Paul VI on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception on 8 December 1965.
How many train stations does the Vatican City have?
none, but one was planned
there was one, but it was demolished
Vatican Railway consists of two 300-metre sets of rail tracks and two freight sidings. It is the shortest national railway system in the world, with only one station. Most railway traffic consists of inbound freight goods, although the railway has occasionally carried passengers, usually for symbolic or ceremonial reasons.
Why were the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam strongly criticised by Vatican?
islamic countries were allowed to participate
women were allowed to participate in athletic competitions
Pope had a dispute with the King of Netherlands
Vatican wasn't invited to the games
The decision to include women in athletic competitions was widely criticised not only by the majority of the sport community, but also by Vatican.
What is the total area of Vatican City?
0,44 km2 (110 acres)
4,4 km2 (1100 acres)
44 km2 (11,000 acres)
440 km2 (110,000 acres)
The Holy See is the smallest of all countries. Vatican Gardens account for more than half of this territory; and about one tenth is taken by the St. Peter's Square.
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