Friday, March 01, 2013

Papal Law

Pope Benedict has stepped down, and the conclave for the new pope will begin soon. You may know Vatican City is an independent state, but did you stop to think about the Vatican legal system? Vatican City operates pursuant to a combination of canon law, Italian law, and its own laws.

The also have a library and head librarian. (But you probably already know that from the Dan Brown books.) Though eating and drinking are not permitted in the library, you can do those things at the Library bar.

If you're curious to read up on papal law, check out the following: