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Gardens of the Vatican Behind the scenes: The gardens of the Vatican

Powerful transmitters beam Vatican Radio - "The Pope's Voice" - to a global audience.

But the station has faced allegations that its transmissions have been putting lives at risk in a Rome suburb by exceeding Italy's electromagnetic radiation standards - claims the Vatican denies.

There were 480 internet users by June 2012, according to Internetworldstats.com. The papacy maintains a Twitter account, @pontifex. The Vatican has a presence on YouTube and Facebook.

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  • Vatican Radio - inaugurated in 1931, broadcasts in many languages

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