Rare St Francis of Assisi documents go on show at UN

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An exhibition of manuscripts from the 13th century on the life of St. Francis of Assisi opened at UN headquarters on 17 November. Entitled "Friar Francis: Traces, Words and Images". the exhibit will be on display at the UN through 28 November. Credit: UN Photo/Amanda Voisard

Documents dating back over 800 years which tell the story of the life and work of the Italian friar and preacher St Francis of Assisi are making a rare appearance at the United Nations.

Thirteen manuscripts were taken out of storage at the Sacred Convent of St. Francis in Assisi in Italy and restored for the display in the UN building in New York City.

It's the first time in seven centuries that they have left Italy.

They'll also go on show in Brooklyn, New York before being returned to the convent and disappearing from public view.

Jorge Rodriguez has been speaking to Archbishop Bernadito Auza, the Permanent Observer of the Holy See Mission at the UN.

Archbishop Bernadito Auza began by explaining the importance of St Francis to the Catholic Church.

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