Holy See


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Holy See:

see Vatican CityVatican City
or Holy See,
officially Holy See (State of the Vatican City), independent state (2015 est. pop. 1,000), 108.7 acres (44 hectares), within the city of Rome, Italy, and the residence of the pope, who is its absolute ruler.
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Holy See

RC Church
1. the see of the pope as bishop of Rome and head of the Church
2. the Roman curia
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