DID YOU KNOW?
The Vatican is the smallest city-state in the world? It has existed much earlier than even the church has and its political body is governed by the Pope. It underwent years of negotiations on how it is to handle its relations between the Kingdom of Italy and the Catholic Church. Relations with regards to finance, religion, and yes, politics. In the end, a treaty was signed and it was officially classified as a Sovereign State during 1929. It was a defining moment for the Vatican as it has then become a completely new entity from the rest of the Papal States.
It has a long and rich history since the establishment of the church. Today, it remains one of the most religious and historical landmarks in the world. In fact, due to its historical and cultural significance, it has even been a part of popular modern media. Since taking over as the leader of the Catholic Church in 2013, Pope Francis has been making waves for his unorthodox methods. In fact, he even called to the most influential personalities of Hollywood a sort of summit a few years ago. This is with the purpose of improving the Church's image in Western media and entertainment. The Vatican has been the subject or setting of various Hollywood movies and TV shows. One of the most recent ones that come from HBO, is the new show The New Pope, a sequel to The Young Pope that came out in 2016. We'd say that Pope Francis's efforts really worked out in the end.