The keeper of the Vatican’s secrets is retiring. Here’s what he wants you to know

Prefect of the Archivio Apostolico Vaticano, Bishop Sergio Pagano The Vatican has been trying for years to debunk the idea that its vaunted secret archives are all that secret: It has opened up the files of controversial World War II-era Pope Pius XII to scholars and changed the official name to remove the word “Secret” from its title. But a certain aura of myth and mystery has persisted — until now.
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