Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Synod on Scripture opens Sunday

Catholic World News - October 03, 2008

The 12th general assembly of the Synod of Bishops will open on Sunday, October 5, with Pope Benedict XVI presiding at a Mass in the basilica of St. Paul-Outside-the-Walls. The opening Mass of every previous Synod has been held at St. Peter's basilica; this year's location has been changed in deference to the Pauline Year.

The 253 bishops participating in the Synod, representing 113 episcopal conferences and 13 Eastern churches, will be joined by 78 experts and auditors in discussion of the theme: "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church." There will also be "fraternal delegates" from several Orthodox churches and Protestant bodies. In another unprecedented , Rabbi Shear Yashuv Cohen of Haifa, Israel, will address the Synod on October 6, explaining the Jewish approach to the Scriptures.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our April expenses ($19,750 to go):
$35,000.00 $15,250.48
56% 44%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Smaller Church, Bigger Faith, 3: Ecclesiastical Discipline April 17
The Holy Spirit and Evangelization: A Primer April 16
Journey to the Sun: A Strange Biography of Junípero Serra April 16
Russia's demographic recovery + US demographic decline = danger April 16
James Carroll strikes (at the Church) again April 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days