Vatican secret archives on display


I hadn’t planned on a holiday to Rome this year until I found out that the Vatican has given unprecedent access to some of its vast secret archive at the Capitoline Museum in Rome.  Included in this will be a long scroll detailing the confessions and statements of 200 Templars who decided to speak out after 54 members of the Order had been burned at the stake as ‘relapsi’ – those who confessed their heresy then withdrew their confession.

You can also see the Papal Bull that excommunicated Martin Luther, the trial of the monk Giordano Bruno who was later burnt, letters regarding the breakaway of Henry VIII from Rome and proceedings from the trial of Galileo.  Admit it, you want to go!  I certainly do.  Here is an official YouTube video with more details on the exhibition.

 

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