Some documents in the Vatican Secret Archives have only been viewed by a few individuals outside the Vatican.
However, the public will now have the opportunity to look at more than 100 original documents.
Lux in Arcana (Light in Mysterious Places): The Vatican Secret Archives Reveals Itself will be on display through Sept. 9 at the Capitoline Museum in Rome. Opening March 1, the exhibit was created to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Secret Archives.
Created in 1612 by Pope Paul V, the archives are the central repository of the Holy See and contain all of the deeds and documents pertaining to the government of the universal Church. Closed to the outside world until 1881,...READ MORE