February 29, 2012. (Romereports.com) (-ONLY NEWS-) Today is the opening of grand exhibition in Rome with 100 historical documents from the Vatican's Secret Archives. As part of its promotion, the organizers have released this original trailer.
The documents are open to the public until September of 2012. Items on display include records of the trial of Galileo, the bull of Alexander VI on the discovery of the New World, the bull of excommunication for Martin Luther, and the letters of St. Bernadette, the seer of Lourdes, that were written to the pope.
The Vatican Secret Archives has just turned 400 years old. It's called a “secret archive” because it's the archive pope's secretary.