TIL that the Pope is the head of two separate and distinct sovereign entities. Vatican City, A Sovereign City State, and the Holy See, a sovereign juridical entity that acts as the Universal Catholic Central Government.

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  1. “The Holy See is the universal government of the Catholic Church and operates from Vatican City State, a sovereign, independent territory. The Pope is the ruler of both Vatican City State and the Holy See. The Holy See, as the supreme body of government of the Catholic Church, is a sovereign juridical entity under international law.” – From the U.S Department of State.

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