Wikimedia Vatican

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Wikimedia Vatican is the Vatican Chapter of the Wikimedia Foundation.

It is going to be formed in A.D. 2007 in Vatican City.

The bylaws were prepared and are to be brought to the attention of the Wikimedia Foundation.

The Wikimedia Vatican official website will be, as soon as the Nova Media Officium will provide registration.



  • Assisi, 21 December 2006: started discussions about project difinition, drawn roadmap, involved known active users from and
  • Valentano, 15 february 2007: meeting with Episcopal Lawyer to check first law requirements. Exposed project to other editors from the Vatican area, some clergymen and a few people from, with good results.
  • Castel del Piano, Montalcino, 24 March 2007: fixed details of the bylaws, cleared some points with User:Notafish, discussed problems of cohordination with board members, almost all on our side. Wrote italian version of the bylaws, and checked with the lawyer. Minor fixes, Involved User:Donburo (expert in ecclesiastical codex) in the project. Started proposal.
  • (future) Vatican city, april 2007: meeting with the notary to deposit bylaws and Codex Congregationis (the version of bylaws suited for legal deposit)


  • We need to close the proposal quickly. Vatican laws are going to change, making founding of a new association more bureaucratic end expensive. With the new Benedectini Emendamenti expected in mid april, an association will have to deposit 20-100.000 euro as financial coverage. Existing associations will be exempted.
  • Wikimedia Vatican will have no control over content, just like any other chapter. It will only provide promotion and logistic support for events inside the Vatican and in its pertinences.


Work in progress, in 3 days we will ready to insert bylaws.--Donburo 00:09, 25 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Are you sure you wont wait for seven days? Effeietsanders 00:45, 25 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
3 days or 4 are sufficient. We are ready to post the bylaws in latin.--Donburo 08:00, 25 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Who does proofreading of the bylaws in latin? --Dindondan 08:11, 25 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I am one of the supporters of this chapter creation. We are working hard to found the Wikimedia Vatican chapter to better sustain, and to offer a strong mean of involvement to contributors of living in Vatican (there are almost 30 of them known).
We had a first unofficial meeting in Assisi, a second one in Valentano, near Rome, and a third one in Montalcino (Tuscany), where we set up the first points of the enterprise (the ones you will read here as soon as we formalize them).
Proposal was much appreciated by italian people too. Our work is going on... --Jollyroger 11:00, 26 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I uploaded most of the work done in the meetings. Translations will follow --Jollyroger 21:01, 26 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I translated a couple of articles of the bylaws, but my english sucks. Please correct it. --Helios89 19:49, 27 March 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]