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Pope Francis inaugurates the new art gallery at the Vatican Apostolic Library, Nov. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘The Church must bear witness to the importance of beauty’

Nov 5, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The pope inaugurated a new art gallery at the Vatican Library. Read more

The Vatican Apostolic Library, pictured on Feb. 24, 2016.

Vatican to open contemporary art gallery in historic papal library

Nov 3, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis will inaugurate the gallery on Nov. 5. Read more

An original manuscript from the Vatican Apostolic Library.

A 1,200-year-old Vatican Library manuscript is on display at Dubai Expo

Oct 7, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The Dubai Expo is the first world’s fair to be held in the Middle East Read more

The Sistine Hall of the Vatican Library.

Historic manuscripts get a modern treatment with new Vatican library website

Jul 27, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

A revamped website for the Vatican Apostolic Library brings modern technology to the study of historic manuscripts.  Read more

One of the texts collected by Fr. Marega.

The story of Japan's hidden Christians emerges from the Vatican archives

Sep 17, 2015

Collected by a Salesian missionary to Japan in the early 20th century, letters and documents showing the history of Christians... Read more