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2008 Synod on scripture.

Rome -- The 12th Synod of Bishops will be held at the Vatican from 5-26 October 2008 with the theme "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church." The Vatican has reported that the Pope has named Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Quebec City as the relator-general of the synod.

Archbishop Eterovic, the secretary-general of the synod, said it is expected that there will be a rediscovery of Dei verbum, "one of the most important documents of the Second Vatican Council." The synod will also have an ecumenical focus, the archbishop affirmed, explaining that delegates from other churches and Christian communities will attend.

"The Synod of Bishops should turn to certain gaps in knowledge of the Bible, to partial interpretations and to omissions in the field of biblical apostolate," he said. "Perhaps Dei verbum has not been sufficiently welcomed at the level of the universal Church." The archbishop expressed his hope that the synod would contribute "to recovering the passion for the word of God in the Church." He added that "We will support a new effort in taking care of the translations of the Bible" ... and expressed a need for "a new impulse toward knowing Scripture that corresponds [...] to the knowledge of Christ" (Zenit, 8 Jan. 2008).
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Date:Feb 1, 2008
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