2016-03-23 14:24:00

Father Lombardi confirms Archives to be opened

(Vatican Radio) Portions of the Vatican archives pertaining to the military dictatorship in Argentina are expected to be opened to scholars in the coming months.

The materials from that period (1976-1983) are in the process of being catalogued. The director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi, SJ, confirmed that work is proceeding, according to the express intention of Pope Francis. When the cataloguing is completed, the conditions for consulting the archives will be determined in consultation with the Bishops’ Conference of Argentina.

While the work of cataloguing is being done, Father Lombardi said, “we try to answer specific questions about particular issues of a legal nature or humanitarian character.”

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