Request to Study Modalities of a Proposal with Respect to Major Monuments Belonging to the Holy See in Rome
64. A member drew the attention of the Committee on the particular case of Rome. Inscription on the World Heritage List of the Historical Centre in 1980 and of Vatican City in 1984 apparently did not cover several monuments which are the property of the Holy See, which has extra-territorial rights over them. After clarifications had been provided by the Secretariat, the representative of ICOMOS, the representative of Italy and the observer from the Holy See, the Committee requested the Holy See and Italy to study the modalities of a proposal with respect to major monuments such as the Basilicas of Saint John of Lateran, Santa Maria Maggiore, Santa Maria de Trastevere and San Paolo fuori le Mura, etc. At the request of the observer of the Holy See, the Committee agreed that his declaration on the subject would he annexed to the present report (Annex III).