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’Osservatore Romano

Originally founded in July 1861 with the blessing of Pope Pius IX, L’Osservatore Romano (The Roman Observer) is now the recognized organ of the Vatican and, as such, conveys its official comment on national and international current affairs. It publishes a weekly supplement on Sundays, L’Osservatore delta domenica (The Sunday Observer) as well as also appearing in a weekly edition in French, English, Spanish, German and Portuguese and as a monthly in Polish. By the late 1990s it had put several of its foreign language editions online and made them available on the Internet.