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Roman Curia, Vatican City

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The central governing body of the Roman Catholic church, Roman Curia takes its name from the medieval Latin word for court. The Curia's function compares loosely to other kinds of governing cabinets, but it primarily helps the church achieve its goals. The Curia's main offices are part of Vatican City. Its large section of buildings here are constantly abuzz with church business, tribunals, councils, and congregations. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Roman Curia and many more Vatican City attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Vatican City trip itinerary maker.
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