Tonight on CBS, a Peek Inside the Vatican Library

Tonight on CBS, viewers will be treated to a special hour of "60 Minutes Presents:  Inside the Vatican."  Scott Pelley will profile Pope Francis, who is surprising the world by spurning tradition; and Morley Safer will lead viewers on a tour of the Vatican Library.The program will air at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Pacific Time.  To whet your appetite for what is certain to be a fascinating disclosure of rarely seen documents, let me tell you a little about the things I've seen in that ha … [Read more...]

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When Wiki Won’t Work: The Vatican's Big "Oops!"

 Any typos in this article shall be blamed on the typist’s incessant giggling. The Vatican’s Secret Archives—arguably the world’s largest historical research institution—contains some 52 miles of shelves, on which are stored things known and unknown:  precious documents from the Middle Ages and earlier; manuscripts and artwork; papal bulls and stuccoed walls; letters from Michelangelo; Henry VIII’s Bill of Divorcement; original works by Thomas Aquinas; and so much more. In all, the Archives … [Read more...]

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