Vatican City, officially Vatican City State or the State of Vatican City is a walled enclave within the city of Rome, Italy. It is the smallest sovereign state in the world by both area and population. It is home and the center of Catholic Church the largest Christian church, with over a billion followers worldwide. As one of the oldest religious institutions on Earth, it has played a prominent role in the history of Western Civilization. The church is lead by the Bishop of Rome better known as the known as the "Pope".
Isaiah Curwen was once a member of the Vatican and was a potential successor to the Pope. However, he was overlooked due to his youth and fanaticism. He then studied the black arts and was determined to become God's weapon and fight against the followers of Satan. While studying to be "the Silver Dagger," he traveled the world slaughtering those he viewed as his opponents. He then sought out The Ancient One, but found Dr. Strange instead.
After the possession and death of Father Ramon Joquez by the spirit of the evil monk Aelfric the suspicions of Monsignor Montesi arose. Using the Vatican library he was able to uncover the Montesi formula his family had been seeking for centuries. He was killed by Dracula but before he died Montesi told Dracula that he mailed the formula to Dracula's nemesis Quincy Harker.
The Catholic Church supported Klaw's invasion of Wakanda, sending their mercenary, Augustine du Lac, the Black Knight. He wielded the Ebony Blade, which was found by the Vatican, and rode a flying horse named Aragorn.
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