There is a delightful rejoinder in today's Herod letters page to yesterday's letter regarding the Vatican Secret Archives:
Reginaldvs CantvarPatrick St George (Letters, October 23) makes a good point. Why doesn't the Vatican allow historians access? While we are at it, we can get Israel to let us check on the city of Dimona and all their documents about the relocation of people who used to live where Israelis now call home. The US can let us loose in the Pentagon and I am sure old Vladimir will let us stroll around the Kremlin.
Daniel Gardiner Camperdown
Feast of St. Raphael, Archangel, 2008 A.D.