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Vatican City State

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Understand: decapitalising "independent country", and rewording as 'state'. It is not the legal successor or incarnation of the Papal States
==Understand==
'''Vatican City''' ([[Italian phrasebook|Italian]]: ''Stato della Città del Vaticano'') is an '''independent country'''state, the latest incarnation of the old Papal States and the temporal seat of the Pope, head of the worldwide Catholic Church; entirely surrounded by the city of [[Rome]], in [[Italy]], the Vatican is also the world's smallest state. Outside Vatican City itself, thirteen buildings in Rome and one at Castel Gandolfo (the Pope's summer residence) also enjoy extraterritorial rights. On March 13, 2013, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected Pontiff and thus ruler of the Vatican, taking the name ''Francis''.
'''Borgo''' is the fourteenth ''rione'' (ward) of Rome and is also the closest neighbourhood to the Vatican. Despite its historical, cultural and artistical importance, parts of it were razed in the 1930s in order to build the grandiose - and, arguably, ugly - ''via della Conciliazione''. What remains today of the district is located in the area between the Tiber river, via di Porta Cavalleggeri, Vatican City, Castel Sant'Angelo and piazza del Risorgimento. The ward itself can be divided as follows:
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