Posts Tagged ‘Vatican Archives’

Pope orders online release of WWII-era Pius XII Jewish files

Monday, June 27th, 2022

Pope Francis has ordered the online publication of 170 volumes of its Jewish files from the recently opened Pope Pius XII archives, the Vatican announced on Thursday, amid renewed debate about the legacy of its World War II-era pope. The documentation contains 2,700 files of requests for Vatican help from Jewish groups and families, many Read more

Vatican enlists bots to protect library from hackers

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Ancient intellects are now being guarded by artificial intelligence following moves to protect one of the most extraordinary collections of historical manuscripts and documents in the world from cyber-attacks. The Vatican Apostolic Library, which holds 80,000 documents of immense importance and immeasurable value, including the oldest surviving copy of the Bible and drawings and writings Read more

Vatican thanked by Jewish leaders for opening Shoah-era archives

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Jewish representatives have thanked the Vatican for opening its archives of wartime Pope Pius XII to allay suspicions that he turned a blind eye to the Holocaust. Catholic leaders said they would open the vault to scrutiny on Monday but suggested this week that the paperwork would show that the controversial pontiff – dubbed ‘Hitler’s Read more

Abuse victims suing Vatican

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Five sexual abuse victims of priests will sue the Vatican to get names and details of the priests involved, an attorney for the group says. The lawsuit in the US federal court aims to compel the Vatican to open its archives and “release all the identities of thousands of offenders known exclusively by the Vatican Read more

Vatican wartime archives online

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Some of the Vatican wartime archives will soon be available free of charge online. However, the documents won’t include material directly relating to Pius XII. Pope Pius XII’s attitude and behaviour towards the Holocaust has often been criticised. Read more

The secret Vatican archives

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Some believe it houses evidence of extraterrestrial life. Others, ancient texts that disprove the existence of Jesus. Perhaps dark truths that would discredit and destroy the Church? A mistranslated Latin word may be responsible for the conspiracy theories about the Vatican Secret Archives. In fact, the actual contents can stand on their own without delving Read more