The Guardian: Vatican’s Secret Archives no longer officially secret after renaming

The Guardian: Vatican’s Secret Archives no longer officially secret after renaming. “The Vatican said on Monday the new name would be the Vatican Apostolic Archives. This removes any potentially ‘negative nuances’ from the Latin word ‘secretum’, which the pope said in a decree was closer to ‘private’ or ‘reserved’ than ‘secret’ when the archives were first named in about 1610.”

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