1986 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

James L. Stanfield

National Geographic

01 January, 1985

Easter. As a sovereign state within the city of Rome, Vatican City was only created in 1929, but the Holy See, head of the Roman Catholic Church, has endured longer than any other Western office. Combining the spiritual guidance and temporal management of the world's largest congregation, Pope John Paul II is monarch of Vatican City and Bishop of Rome.

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James L. Stanfield

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