Friday, 2 March 2012
Vatican releases part of secret files
Published 5.12 pm March 3,
It is fascinating why merely only an arguably small part of the Vatican secret archives are being released.
" We don't want this material to be kept secret.'' - Vatican archivist Ebnrico Flaiani said - claiming that the archive is a ''mere victim of Latin lost in translation.''
Ref. The Wall Street Journal undated and The Australian on March 2, 2012
He insisted that the decision to call the Archivum Secretum Vaticanum a ''secret archive'' was a mistake''
adding that the translation should have been ''personal archive.''
It is easy to be cynical - when documents dating from to 1939 - the World War ll era of Pius Xll are ''locked behind metal fences.''
The Vatican apparently ''need time to index the files'' - under the aegis / excuse of of ''papal prerogative.''
''Nice'' / non - controversial documents - relating to Pope Paul Vl the Vatican found time to index!
I guess the Vatican eventually will allow Jews to reclaim the tons of treasure the ancient Church raided from Jewish Temple!
Or merely initially allow the perusal of them! Under ''papal prerogative?''
Posted by Geoff Seidner at 5:12 pm