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The debate over the historicity of St. Juan Diego and, by extension, of the apparitions and the miraculous image, begins with a contemporary to Juan Diego, named Antonio Valeriano. Valeriano was one of the best Indian scholars at the College of Santiago de Tlatelolco at the time that Juan Diego was alive; he was proficient in Spanish as well as Latin, and a native speaker of Nahuatl. He knew Juan Diego personally
<ref>''The Cleaving of Christendom'', Warren Carroll, p 616</ref>{{additional citation needed|date=May 2018}} and wrote his account of the apparitions on the basis of Juan Diego's testimony.{{disputed inline|fortalk=The Nican Mopohua's first draft dates from 1556, decades after all the alleged witnesses had died. There's no scholarly consensus as to who wrote these first pages. Attribution to Valeriano is based on anachronistic speculation by Sigüenza y Góngora (See "Nican Mopohua" articleTalk:Juan Diego|for=Later-dated details)source.|date=May 2018}} A copy of Valeriano's document was rediscovered by Jesuit Father Ernest J. Burrus in the New York Public Library.<ref>ibid</ref><ref>"The Oldest Copy of the Nican Mopohua", CARA Studies on Popular Devotion, Vol. IV</ref>
[[File:Nican-mopohua.jpeg|thumb|right|250px|Copy of [[Huei tlamahuiçoltica]] preserved at the [[New York Library]]]]