Loading
Vatican organizes conference on Bible in 21st century

.- More than 400 people from 98 countries, among them 98 bishops, will meet in Rome this month for an international biblical conference on the theme, Sacred Scripture in the Life of the Church. Organizers are also expecting participants from other churches and religions to attend. The conference, from Sept.14 to 18 at the Aurelia Convention Center, is organized to mark the 40th anniversary of the promulgation of the conciliar document Dei Verbum (Word of God), which was approved shortly before the conclusion of the Second Vatican Council in 1965.

Dei Verbum “brought a growing awareness of the importance of Sacred Scripture,” said Cardinal Walter Kasper, Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity. It also promoted biblical study and research,” he said.

Organizers say the conference is not a look-back at the last 40 years, but an occasion to discuss fundamental problems and challenges that must be faced in the 21st century with an inspired biblical outlook, which takes into consideration the ecclesial context, ecumenical dialogue, dialogue with various cultures and religions, with society and with the world.

The conference will offer 18 presentations and discussion groups. Major subjects include: exegesis, catechism and liturgy, ecumenical dialogue, its relation with Judaism, interreligious dialogue, the challenges presented by new religious movements and the growing problem of fundamentalism, the question of religious values in a secular context, and the themes of justice and peace in the globalized world.

Some of the main speakers include Cardinal Kasper, Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini and Archbishop John Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria.

One of the most important innovations of the Second Vatican Council was to reaffirm the central role of the Bible for the Church and for the world.

Cardinal Kasper’s office and the Catholic Bible Federation organized and sponsored the conference. Pope Paul VI founded the Catholic Bible Federation after the Second Vatican Council. It is composed of 300 institutes in 127 countries. Its goal is to promote and co-ordinate biblical study and ministry based on the Bible at the international level.

Participants will have a private audience with Pope Benedict XVI.

For more information, go to: www.c-b-f.org  or www.deiverbum2005.org


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis celebrates the closing Mass and announces site of next World Youth Day
Pope Francis visits poor neighborhood and meets with young people from Argentina
Pope Francis celebrates Mass at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida
Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom
Pope Francis prays over a sick man in St Peter's Square
Denver women's clinic will offer natural, Catholic care
Interview Clips: Barbara Nicolosi speaks to CNA
US Cardinals press conference at North American College
Pope Benedict to retire to monastery inside Vatican City
Pope cites waning strength as reason for resignation
Hundreds convene in Denver to urge respect for life
New Orange bishop encourages Catholic unity in diversity
Chinese pro-life activist calls for reform, international attention
At Lincoln installation, Bishop Conley says holiness is success
Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade
Ordination of 33 deacons fills St. Peter's with joy
Cardinal says "Charity is the mother of all the virtues"
Augustine Institute expands evangelization effort with new campus
Bishops recall 'Way of St. James' as chance to trust in God
Los Angeles cathedral's newest chapel houses Guadalupe relic
Apr
19

Liturgical Calendar

April 19, 2014

Holy Saturday

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 28:1-10

Gospel
Date
04/19/14
04/18/14
04/17/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Gen 1:1-2:2
Gospel:: Mt 28:1-10

Saint of the Day

Blessed James Oldo »

Saint
Date

Homily of the Day

Mt 28:1-10

Homily
Date
04/19/14
04/18/14
04/17/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: