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Vatican Libraries and Archives: an exceptional event

Study day to celebrate 140 years of the Vatican School of Paleography, Diplomatics and Archival Studies and 90 years of the Vatican School of Library Science

Unique repositories of human memory and ingenuity stratified throughout the centuries within a perspective that is both human and ecclesial: this is what the Vatican Apostolic Archives and the Vatican Library represent, and it is immediately clear how precious, within them, are the School of Paleography, Diplomatics and Archival Studies desired by Leo XIII 140 years ago, and the School of Library Science established by Pius XI, 90 years ago.

These are two anniversaries that will be celebrated with a day of study on May 13, an event presented this morning in the Vatican Press Office by Monsignor Angelo Vincenzo Zani, Archivist and Librarian of the Holy Roman Church; Monsignor Sergio Pagano, prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Archives and director of the Vatican School of Paleography, Diplomatics and Archivistics; and Don Mauro Mantovani, prefect of the Vatican Apostolic Library and director of the Vatican School of Library…

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