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Vatican citizenship

[Updated: 31.12.2011]


As of December 31st 2011, there were 594, persons having the Vatican citizenship, of which 71 Cardinals, 307 of the Clergy having status as members of the Pontifical Representations, 51 other members of the Clergy, 1 Sister, 109 members of the Pontifical Swiss Guard and 55 other lay persons.

The persons authorized to reside in the Vatican City maintaining their original citizenship were 238, of the aforementioned numbers.

The persons residing in buildings outside of the Vatican City in buildings exempt from expropriation and taxation were 3,500 on the above mentioned date.

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