"The Vatican Newspaper" Vatican City Local Custom Tip by Manara

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The Vatican has its own journal: ?L?osservatore romano? (The Roman Observer) a daily newspaper with six issues per week (no issue on Mondays, to let the staff rest on Sudays). The journal has also a weekly edition in several languages: Italian, German, French, English, Polish, Spanish and Portuguese. It is available also online.
Why is it not called ?L?osservatore Vaticano?? Because when it was founded, in 1861, Rome was still the capital city of the Church Kingdom, so when Rome was conquered in 1870 and the Church Kingdom was reduced to the small area of the Vatican, the journal kept its name.
In the picture you see a copy of the weekly edition. Normally I do not read it, but I happened to find this copy in the business lounge of an airport.

Website: http://www.osservatoreromano.va

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  • Updated Sep 25, 2011
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