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In 2010, future Pope Francis suggested opening Vatican's World War II archives

Catholic World News - April 19, 2013

A dialogue that took place in 2010 between the future Pope Francis and the rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary has been released in English with the title On Heaven and Earth: Pope Francis on Faith, Family, and the Church in the 21st Century.

According to a brief excerpt of the book released by the publisher, the future Pope called for the opening of the Vatican’s World War II-era archives:

What you said about opening the archives relating to the Shoah seems perfect to me. They should open them and clarify everything. Then it can be seen if they could have done something, to what extent it could have been done, and if we were wrong in something we will be able to say: ‘We were wrong in this.’ We do not have to be afraid of that. The objective has to be the truth.

El Jesuita, the authorized biography of the future Pope, will be released in English on April 30 with the title Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words.

In addition, the Crossroad Publishing Company has announced the publication of A Call To Serve: Pope Francis and the Catholic Future, which contains 150 full-color photos and is co-edited by Vatican Radio’s Stefan von Kempis and Catholic World News editor Philip Lawler.

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