Vatican prepares to open Argentina 'dirty war' archives

A general view shows the crowd in St Peter's square during the Palm Sunday mass on March 20, 2016 in VaticanThe Vatican said Wednesday it is well on the way to opening its archives on Argentina’s “Dirty War”, which could bring new evidence to light on the fate of missing victims. Cataloguing the records “could be completed in the coming months, after which the times and conditions for their consultation will be studied,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said. The archives contain reports by the Vatican’s ambassadors to Buenos Aires on the stances taken by Argentine bishops in the “dirty war”, as well as political and legal documents and references to the disappeared.

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