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A Belgian researcher in the archives of Pius XII, the wartime pope

The Pope appeals for peace via radio, 4.9.1943, photo no. 148746, copyright CegeSoma/State Archives.

From April 2021, Belgian researcher Elisabeth Bruyère will be investigating the Vatican archives and, more specifically, the archives related to Belgium that were produced during the pontificate of Pius XII (1939-1958). Her main task is the identification, registration and digitization of the relevant archives. These recently opened archives obviously cover a sensitive period and will hopefully shed new light on many topics, including the Shoah and the beginning of the Cold War.

The CegeSoma-State Archives is one of the partners in this project, originating from the Flemish cultural heritage and coordinated by the KADOC. In the coming months, you will learn more about Elisabeth Bruyère's research in Rome via the CegeSoma's information channels.

For more information :  https://kadoc.kuleuven.be/8_projecten/2020/2020_03_pius_xii