Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"The Roman Pontiff [the Pope], as the successor of Peter, is the perpetual and visible principle and foundation of unity of both the bishops and of the faithful.
In exercising supreme, full, and immediate power in the universal Church, the Roman pontiff makes use of the departments of the Roman Curia which, therefore, perform their duties in his name and with his authority for the good of the churches and in the service of the sacred pastors."
"Roman Curia," www.vatican.va (accessed July 29, 2008)
"[T]he initial proclamation of the Gospel or missionary preaching to arouse faith; examination of the reasons for belief; experience of Christian living; celebration of the sacraments; integration into the ecclesial community; and apostolic and missionary witness."
"Catechism of the Catholic Church," www.vatican.va (accessed July 29, 2008)
131 billion worldwide; 67,515,016 US (as of Feb. 14, 2008)
Vatican City budget $190 million (as of 2005); The Holy See has a net worth of $5 billion (as of Apr. 15, 2002)
Benedictus XVI (Joseph Ratzinger), Bishop of Rome (the Pope)
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The Holy See (central church government) is in Vatican City
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Pontifical Musical Chorus of the Sistine Chapel
Office of Papal Charities
Fabric of St. Peter
Vatican Publishing House
Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem
Peregrinatio ad Petri Sedem
Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music
Phone: 39-06-6982 Fax: 39-06-698-85518 Email: None found Website:www.vatican.va