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Stories and Tips Vatican City

Who are those guys in the funny suits.

Written by jwagner on 27 Aug, 2000

Only about 300 people are official citizens of the Vatican, a 108-acre tract of land that makes up the smallest sovereign nation in the world. The Pope is protected by the famed Swiss guards, all descended from 16th-century mercenaries hired by Pope Julius II. Michelangelo…Read More


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