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Fascinating facts from a Vatican yearbook

Catholic World News - August 27, 2012

L’Espresso provides a fascinating glimpse at a publication that few Catholics will ever see: the hefty account of “activity of the Holy See”—which, although technically “unofficial,” is published by the Secretariat of State.

The annual volume provides an enormous number of facts, ranging from trivial to highly significant. Thus, for example, last year:

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