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Vatican archives for WWII era may be opened by 2015

January 29, 2010

The Vatican’s secret archives for the period of World War II and the papacy of Pius XII should be fully organized and ready for researchers with 5 years, according to the Vatican archivist. Bishop Sergio Pagan told the Italian daily Il Messaggero that only “technical” problems stand in the way of opening the entire collection—involving 16 million documents—to interested scholars.


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