In this Oct. 15, 1943 file photo, men, women and soldiers gather around Pope Pius XII, his arms outstretched, during his inspection tour of Rome, Italy, after the Aug. 13 American air raid during World War II. The Vatican’s chief librarian and archivists said Feb. 20, 2020 that all researchers, regardless of nationality, faith and ideology, were welcome to request access to the soon-to-open Vatican’s apostolic library on Pope Pius XII starting March 2. (AP/File)