"STATUTE OF THE VATICAN FILM-LIBRARY"
His Holiness Pope JOHN XXIII, on November 16th, 1959, was pleased to establish the
Vatican Film-Library, by conferring on it legal status and headquarters in Vatican City,
and by giving approval to the present Statute and ordering its publication.
Art. 2. Scope. - In accord with the age-long tradition of the Holy See of
collecting the most important records of history and civilization, the Vatican
Film-Library has as its aim the gathering together and preserving of films and of
recordings of television programmes which have reference to the life of the Church, and in
particular those concerning:
Art. 3. Sources of the Collection. - The following are being assembled to
form the Vatican Film-Library collection:
Art. 4. Patrimony and Funds. - The Vatican Film-Library has a patrimony
of its own, assigned to it by the Holy See.
Art. 5. Direction and Administration. - The direction and the
administration of the Vatican Film-Library is entrusted to the Pontifical Commission for
Motion-Pictures, Radio and Television, which appoints, on the proposal of the President,
an Official Delegate for the management of the said Film-Library.
Art. 6. Representation. - The duty of representing the Vatican
Film-Library falls jointly on the President of the Pontifical Commission for Motion
Pictures, Radio and Television, and the Official Delegate for the management of the
Art. 7. Concluding Provision. - The present Statute comes into force from the day of its publication in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis (Cfr. Acta Ap. Sedis, vol. LI, p. 875-876).