Pope issues major document on Scripture

Just after one Synod (on the Middle East), the results of the previous one are published. The post-synodal apostolic exhortation Verbum Domini is the most important Catholic church document on Scripture since the Second Vatican Council's groundbreaking Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation, known as Dei Verbum, in 1965.

Verbum Domini - available here -- follows the 2008 Synod of Bishops on the theme, "The Word of God in the Life and the Mission of the Church". Even though it was published today, it bears the date of 30 September, feast of St Jerome (who translated the Bible into Latin).

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7 years 8 months ago
Please note the remarks about what goes on in the process of translation,(pp.177-181). If the reports about the impending Missal are true, then it fails to take seriously what is said here about translations. Here, there is no silly talk about keeping as close to the "original" Latin as possible.

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