The Vatican is the seat of the Roman Catholic Church and its head, the Pope.
The Vatican within the tiny Vatican City State in Rome, Italy, is the official residence of the pope and the administrative center of the papacy. The term Vatican also refers to the authority and jurisdiction of the Pope. Armed and dressed in colorful Renaissance-era uniforms, the Swiss Guard has been protecting the pontiff since 1506.
Many people in El Salvador were overjoyed when Oscar Romero, was canonized as a saint by the Vatican in October 2018. In 1980, the Arch Bishop had been assassinated by a henchman of the military regime. Romero had spoken out on behalf of the poor, against social injustice, torture and killings. Four decades after his death, he remains an inspiration for many in the troubled country.
What promises to be Poland's biggest movie hit of the year has incurred the wrath of the country's powerful Roman Catholic church for its frank portrayal of how many of its priests defy its teachings in their private lives. A crusade against the movie, which is called The Clergy, has been launched by state-controlled media and conservative intellectuals. Julian Berner reports from Warsaw.