Newspapers in Vatican City
The magazine L'Osservatore Romano (founded in 1861), since 1890 funded by the
Vatican City, is published with six issues a week in Italian (about 20,000
copies, 1998) and has six weekly editions in different languages and one monthly
edition in Polish (a total of about 100 000 ex.).
Radio Vaticana (founded 1931), since 1957 with transmitters outside
the Vatican City (Santa Maria di Galeria), regularly broadcasts in 37 languages,
including Swedish. Television programs are produced by the unit Centro
Televisivo Vaticano, which was formed in 1983.
The Vatican City itself is of great cultural
value. St. Peter's Church and Sistine Chapel are a few
examples of buildings filled with art treasures by
sculptors and visual artists such as Botticelli, Bernini
and Michelangelo. The Vatican Library and Vatican Museums have historically and culturally
Latest population statistics of Vatican, including religious profiles and major languages spoken as well as population growth rates in next three decades.
The Vatican Radio (Radio Vaticana) spreads
the Catholic Church's message in over 40 different
languages (including Latin) across much of the world.
The daily newspaper L'Osservatore Romano is published in
Italian and has weekly or monthly editions in almost 10
other languages. Since 1983, the Vatican also has its
own TV station that produces and distributes programs
about the Pope and the Vatican City.