Vatican *are*

Posted by ESC on April 01, 2005

In Reply to: Vatican *are* posted by Fred on April 01, 2005

: Tonight a BBC announcer said 'The Vatican *are* concerned about the Pope's condition.' Wouldn't it have been better to substitute 'is' for 'are'?

I am from the United States and I think it should be "is." But maybe there's some rule I don't know about.