Facts About the Vatican That Sound as if Dan Brown Himself Came Up With Them

The Vatican’s citizenship is issued by the Vatican City State. Traditionally, passport #1 (Bright Side note: The photo above is the Pope’s ID card and the passport from Argentina) is issued to the acting Pope. He can’t have any other citizenship apart from the citizenship of the Holy See. However, there were some exceptions — the acting Pope Francis preserved his Argentinian citizenship and Pope Benedict XVI preserved his German citizenship as well.