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Vatican may refer to:

*Holy See, the central governing body of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign entity recognized by international law, consisting of the Pope and the Roman Curia
**"The Vatican" is often used as an informal term for the Catholic Church, particularly when attributing doctrine
**Roman Curia, the administrative apparatus of the Holy See
***Vatican Library, of the Roman Curia
****Vatican Publishing House, the publisher of official documents of the Holy See, separated from the Vatican Library in 1926
*Vatican Hill, a hill in Rome, after which the Vatican is named, on the opposite side of the Tiber from the traditional seven hills of Rome
**Vatican City, the territory on the Vatican Hill in Rome under the sovereignty of the Holy See created by the 1929 Lateran Treaty
**Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope on the Vatican Hill (sometimes referred to as the Vatican Palace)
**St. Peter's Basilica, also known as the Vatican Basilica, the principal church on the Vatican Hill
**Vatican Museums

;Other uses
*Vatican, Louisiana, a town in the United States

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