Vatican City, Apr 26, 2019 / 08:47 am
Pope Francis emphasized Friday the importance of the Bible in the life of the Church, echoing Benedict XVI's call for "a new season of greater love for Sacred Scripture."
"It is important to remember that the Holy Spirit, the Life-Giver, loves to work through Scripture. The Word brings the breath of God into the world, infuses the warmth of the Lord in the heart," Pope Francis said April 26.
"The word of God is alive: it does not die nor does it age, it remains forever," he said. "It is alive and it gives life."
The pope met with the participants in international congress promoted by the Catholic Biblical Federation in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace on the 50th anniversary of the organization's founding. The April 24-26 congress discussed "the Biblical inspiration of the whole pastoral life and mission of the Church."