Vatican Library, Japan to catalogue lost archive

(28 January 2014, Vatican City (AP) AP reports that The Vatican library and four Japanese historical institutes have agreed to inventory, catalogue and digitize 10,000 documents from a lost Japanese archive detailing the persecution of Christians in Japan in the 17th-19th centuries.

Monsignor Cesare Pasini, head of the Vatican’s Apostolic Library, said the so-called Marega Papers represent the largest known civic archive of its kind.

Read the story by Nicole Winfield here.