Jesuit Archives | ARSI | Archivum Romanum Societatis Iesu, Rome

Writings by Rinald D’Souza on religion, society and the arts.

The Shift in the Vatican Secret Archives

While the announcement of the opening of the Vatican Archives of Pope Pius XII (1939-1958) was welcome by researchers, what has remained in focus is a debate regarding the role of the Pope and the Holocaust. However, the Archives should reveal a much broader narrative as the period of this papacy was also at the centre of a shifting global Christianity and its rapid indigenisation.