Archivio Segreto Vaticano Italian
[Vatican Secret Archives]
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What does ASV mean?
Vatican Secret Archives (Italian: Archivio Segreto Vaticano, ASV) is the central repository for all of the acts promulgated by the Roman Catholic Church’s Holy See. The use of the word “secret” in the title “Vatican Secret Archives” does not denote the modern meaning of confidentiality. Its meaning is closer to that of the word “private”, refers to the private letters and historical records of past popes.