The Vatican’s 36-hour week

Of the approximately 4,800 employees in Vatican City, more than half work for the Holy See, i.e. in the authorities, media, or embassies of the Church’s administration. The others are employees of the 44-hectare Vatican State: gardeners, shop assistants in the supermarket or at the post office, museum attendants, and cleaners. A full-time work week is 36 hours.