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Vatican

  • By: Wolfgang Reinhard
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The Vatican, the central governing body of the Roman Catholic Church, is probably the most ancient player on the global political and cultural scene. Also known in international law as the Holy See or the Papacy, the ...

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