Vatican Announces Partial Opening of Dictatorship-Era Archives - News Summed Up

Vatican Announces Partial Opening of Dictatorship-Era Archives


On Tuesday, the Vatican and the Episcopal Conference of Argentina (CEA) announced that they had finished digitising more than 3,000 documents related to Argentina’s 1976-83 military dictatorship. The CEA said that the records will be opened, but not to the public. In the case of victims who were members of the clergy, their religious superiors will also be able to view the files. Vatican spokesperson Greg Burke indicated that the files might be opened to a wider audience in the future. And in August, the US government made public the first batch of newly declassified intelligence files, shedding more light on the information Washington DC had about human rights during the dictatorship.


Source: The Argentina Independent October 25, 2016 23:15 UTC



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