Saturday, October 25, 2008

"Let Us Approach the Table of the Word of God"

Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi

Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi (born 18 October 1942 in Merate, Italy) is the current President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, President of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church and President of the Pontifical Commission for Sacred Archeology.

The former Prefect of the Ambrosian Library in Milan drafted the the final message of the synod of bishops which suggests reading the Bible like a love letter, such that each reader approaches it with the certainty, "It was written for me."

The text immediately brought agreement on two points: It was one of the most beautiful ever prepared by a synod and it was very long.

The message was welcomed with a round of applause, which ratified the assembly approval.

A Summary of message:

The Full Final message

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