Wednesday, January 11
Not so secret anymore...
Reader Albertus M sent me the following:
I snagged this from Zenit: materials from the Vatican Secret Archives site is now online. It has a trove of cool exhibits, including:
- Pope Clement V's absolution of members of the Templars ,
- various papal and royal seals,
- Leo X's excommunication of Martin Luther,
- Henry VIII's appeal for annulment,
- Honorius III's approval of the Franciscan rule,
- etc. etc. etc
P.S. The main site is at http://188.8.131.52/home_en.htm.
I have to admit, I always laughed at the "Secret Archives" link on vatican.va as some sort of Dan Brown bait, but now that they've got something up there, this is really fascinating.