Sunday, March 28, 2010

143 Years of Papal Documents in One Click [Chiesa]

The Vatican has put on the web the records of the Holy See from the past century and a half, including those on the second world war and on Pius XII and the Jews.
by Sandro Magister

ROME, March 27, 2010 – For two days now, all the official records of the Holy See from 1865 to 2007 have been freely available on the internet, in pdf format, on the Vatican website:

Acta Sanctae Sedis, 1865-1908

Acta Apostolicae Sedis, 1909-2007

Also available online are the twelve large volumes of the records and documents of the Holy See relative to the period of the second world war, from 1939 to 1945, the collection requested by Paul VI in 1964 and compiled between 1965 and 1981 by the Jesuit historians Pierre Blet, Angelo Martini, Burkhart Schneider and Robert A. Graham:

Actes et documents du Saint Siège relatifs à la Seconde Guerre Mondiale
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