More than 100,000 Portuguese, among them the country’s President, Jorge Sampaio, and Cardinal Jose Policarpo, Patriarch of Lisbon, will collaborate in the copying of the Bible by hand.
The project is being directed by the Portuguese Biblical Society for the 200th anniversary of the international organization.
Another 50 famous personalities of the country will also participate in the so-called “Bible Manuscript.”
This year is also the 250th anniversary of the first edition of the Bible in Portuguese (1753), known as the Joao Ferreria de Almeida version. There are three other copies of the Bible in Portuguese that have been copied by hand.