Pope says that the Vatican Secret Archive is not so secret anymore

Pope Francis during the Angelus prayer this Sunday

Pope Francis during the Angelus prayer this Sunday

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Vatican leader changed the designation of the collection of documents, manuscripts and papyrus.

Pope Francis has declared this Monday that the Vatican Secret Archive isn't so secret after all and changed its name to "Vatican Apostolic Archive".

Today Francis officially changed the name of the Holy See archive to remove what he said were the "negative" connotations of having "secret" in its name.

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