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I'm afraid the "Little known fact" about a Mithraeum beneath the Vatican is little known because it's wrong, unless you have some sources I don't. I seem to recall there is a Mithraeum beneath the church of St. Clemente, though. I've also never heard of Mithras being born to a virgin, but rather that he sprung out of a rock or some sort of cosmic egg or something.

Basic fact-checking: Now highly recommended by four out of five dentists. --AKjeldsenCum dissensie 09:39, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

I'd better go and make it even less known then... 09:49, 15 September 2008 (EDT) Totnesmartin
This information originates from a chain letter (sadly, snopes doesn't have a debunking I checked.) Amusingly, it suckered Christopher Hitchens, it's in God is not great too :D --JeevesMkII 10:08, 15 September 2008 (EDT)
And The Jesus Mysteries, the book I found it in. Oh well. Totnesmartin 10:14, 15 September 2008 (EDT)

Is there a Benny (German accent) 'Vat I cann...' joke? (talk) 18:02, 19 May 2010 (UTC)

A strange state[edit]

Reading this article it is unclear whether we should regard the Vatican as a state or not. Section one calls it a country, section two throws doubt on its status and section three seems fairly sure it is a state. Would it be better to present the arguments for and against in one paragraph rather then have the spread through the article? This will imply a very significant re-write though.--BobSpring is sprung! 15:06, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Why six/12 Popes rather than 4 (white, black, red and retired)? (talk) 17:52, 21 March 2013 (UTC)

Financial scandal[edit]

Vatican financial scandal: Will Pope Francis be an agent of reform?
Material here is worth adding to the article. Proxima Centauri (talk) 19:30, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

You should probably stop ignoring the ongoing discussion on your talk page about your work on Catholicism-related articles before that happens. There are tensions which need to be resolved. Inspiration Move me brightly. 19:40, 27 March 2013 (UTC)

When will the latest 'hands in the till' scandal be mentioned here? (talk) 15:16, 2 July 2013 (UTC)

Red Pope[edit]

While researching something else came across [1] - blaming the usual collection of suspects and [2] - somewhat likewise. (talk) 23:00, 29 July 2017 (UTC)