Official Name: Patrimonium Sanct Petri
Other important cities: Terni
Official language: Lazzio, Latin
Other languages: Lingua Franca, Italian.
Surrounding the Eternal City, Rome, lie the Papal States, a somewhat reduced temporal territory administered by the Roman Catholic Church. Since the Second Vatican Council, the Holy Father has entrusted the day to day running of the States to the Roman Senate; concentrating in stead on the many issues that face the Church in the 21st century.