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Vatican exhibit highlights work to preserve Scriptures

Catholic World News - March 05, 2012

During an evening reception in the Vatican on Thursday, March 1, the Vatican archivist and librarian, Cardinal Raffaele Farina, supported by the prefect of the Vatican Library, Msgr. Cesare Pasini, thanked the organizers of the Verbum Domini exhibition.

The exhibition of some 150 unique items consisting of rare Bible texts and related materials dating as far back as the third century BC is being hosted in the Vatican’s Braccio di Carlo Magno venue during Lent and Easter, from March 1 to April 15. Two thirds of the items on display come from the Green collection, the world’s largest private collection of this kind, with the rest being made available by other collectors.

The biblical texts come from Jewish, Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant traditions, reflecting the inter-confessional heritage and cooperation behind efforts to preserve and pass on God's Word.

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