No longer ‘secret’—Pope renames Vatican archives
October 28, 2019
CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has given a new name to the Vatican’s document collection. Rather than the “Secret Archives,” the collection will now be known as the “Vatican Apostolic Archive.” In a motu proprio making the change, the Pope explained that the term “secret,” which had originally been used to indicate that it was a private resource, “assumed the prejudicial view of being hidden.” The archives are intended to be available for scholarly research, the Pope emphasized.The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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