Vatican City, Sep 7, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Later this month, Biblical scholars and Episcopal leaders from around the world will descend on Rome to explore the role of Sacred Scripture in the life of the Church in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Vatican II document, Dei Verbum--the Church’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation.
This morning in the Vatican press office, Cardinal Walter Kasper, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, presented the theme of the congress; "Holy Scripture in the Life of the Church," and discussed plans for the event, which will be held in Rome from September 14 to 18.
Also present this morning were: Bishop Vincenzo Paglia of Terni-Narni-Amelia, president of the Catholic Biblical Federation (FBC); Alexander Schweitzer, secretary general of the federation in Stuttgart, Germany, and Msgr. Juan Usma Gomez, the pontifical council delegate for relations with the FBC.
The congress is being jointly organized by the Catholic Biblical Federation and the pontifical council.