Pope welcomes wide scope of Vatican Library exhibit
Catholic World News - November 11, 2010
Welcoming the opening of an exhibit designed to make more people familiar with the Vatican Library, Pope Benedict XVI has referred to that institution as the “location of the universal Church’s historical memory.”
In a message addressed to Cardinal Raffaele Farina, the Vatican archivist and librarian, the Pope emphasizes the eclectic nature of the library collection, which is open to “all the beauty and goodness” that mankind has produced. "Nothing of what is truly human is foreign to the Church,” the Pope writes, and so the Vatican Library collection includes treasures taken from many different forms of artistic and scholarly endeavor.
The Pope’s message was timed for the opening on an exhibit in the Charlemagne wing of St. Peter’s Square, giving visitors a taste of the library collection.
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