'Pilgrim's plaque' replica for Jubilee

Created by Vatican Archives and Library

(ANSA) - Vatican City, January 18 - Roman Catholics visiting Rome for the special Jubilee will receive special 'pilgrims' plaques,' (Testimonium) that are official replicas of a historic document stored in the Vatican Archives and Apostolic Library, officials said Monday.
    The new plaques will be presented Wednesday in the Church of Saints Bartholomew and Alexander Bergameschi in Rome by Cardinal Raffaele Farina, the president of the Pontifical Commission in charge of the Vatican Bank (IOR), and Monsignor Jean-Louis Brugues, a Church archivist and librarian.
    The Vatican Library said in a statement that the replica is "an exceptional official product created for the Jubilee of Mercy, becoming again today a symbol of the Christian spiritual tradition and a precious souvenir of the pilgrimage to Rome".