In recent months, Pell has faced accusations of child abuse himself when he was a young priest in the 1970s.
After evaluating these theories, however, Professor J.
Neville Birdsall of the University of Birmingham, England, concluded: “In short, we cannot be certain of the exact date nor the place of origin of Codex Vaticanus, nor, in spite of scholarly efforts, can its history before the fifteenth century be traced.” Nevertheless, the Vatican Codex has been called one of the most important single Bible manuscripts. Over the centuries, some copyists introduced errors into the Bible text.
Yet, access to one of its greatest treasures was limited for hundreds of years.
Its frescoes, sculptures, and architecture are prized for their beauty and splendor.
“As a result of the interview, further investigations are continuing.