Vatican City, also known as the Vatican City State, is a landlocked sovereign city-state whose territory consists of a walled enclave within the city of Rome. It has an area of approximately 44 hectares, and a population of around 840. One of the smallest sovereign states on Earth, it is the sovereign territory of the Holy See, and is ruled by the Pope.
In 1979, a recently ordained Andrew Hagen received a posting at the Vatican as a favor to Michael Corleone from Archbishop Gilday. Shortly after Andrew Hagen began his assignment at the Vatican, he encountered Michael after the later had angrily stormed out of a meeting of the Vatican Bank.