"The Vatican". It is perhaps the most misunderstood term in Catholic vocabulary. Does it mean the buildings where the pope lives? Or perhaps it refers to the people running the day to day operations of the Church? Or does it refer the governmental structure and church hierarchy?
The rich history and traditions of the Vatican with the sheer grandeur of its location, make it seem like a far off and mysterious place where things happen in secret. In truth, the Vatican is nothing more than faithful men and women who go to work everyday to serve the Church and the people of God in their own way.
From the engineer who oversees the decoration of St Peter's basilica, to the monsignor who serves at the doctrinal congregation, to the theologian who translates papal texts. The Vatican is the daily work of these dedicated people, the decisions they make and the discussions they have.