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Category: Church and Politics

BAV – Vatican Library

3 years ago

3447 words

Important Building Restoration Works at the Vatican Library The announcement of the closure of the prestigious Institution for three years beginning July 16, 2007 The normal life of a Library, even if visited every day by more than 150 scholars and managed by a staff of about a hundred librarians and technicians, functions in an…

God’s Librarians – The New Yorker

3 years ago

350 words

The Vatican Library enters the twenty-first century. One day early in the sixteen-twenties, in a quiet room near the heart of the Vatican Palace, an archivist working in the library of the Holy See stumbled upon a text that certain people had been trying to get their hands on for the better part of a…