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Vatican exhibit will focus on history of the Bible

Catholic World News - March 28, 2014

The Vatican has announced plans for a special exhibition on the history of the Bible, which will be held in the Charlemagne wing of the Bernini colonnade in St. Peter’s Square, from April 2 to June 22.

The exhibition will include more than 200 historical items, including manuscripts and artifacts from the Vatican Museums, the Vatican Library, and other collections. Some featured items will be a page of a papyrus manuscript dating from 200, which contains texts from the Gospels; a double page from the 4th-century Codex Vaticanus; and items preserved from the translation of the Latin Vulgate by St. Jerome.

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  • Posted by: Kansas Girl - Mar. 29, 2014 12:03 PM ET USA

    I hope this exhibit will spark Catholics' interest in reading the Bible. I firmly believe that a good knowledge of the Bible is needed to keep Catholics from leaving the Church for more fundamentalist groups. We have failed by not teaching our children why the Church teaches what it does and the Biblical roots of our beliefs.

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