5 Facts About Vatican City

1. In 2008, the Vatican City began an "ecological island" for renewable waste and has continued the initiative throughout the papacy of Francis.

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2. The only aviation facility in Vatican City is the Vatican City Heliport.

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3. In 1984, the Vatican City was added by UNESCO to the List of World Heritage Sites; it is the only one to consist of an entire state.

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4. On 24 February 2014 the Vatican City announced it was establishing a secretariat for the economy, to be responsible for all economic, financial and administrative activities of the Holy See and the Vatican City State, headed by Cardinal George Pell.

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5. The territory of Vatican City is part of the Mons Vaticanus, and of the adjacent former Vatican Fields.

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