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A history of salvation

· Pope Francis to the Pontifical Biblical Commission ·

“Our faith is not only centred on a book, but on a history of salvation and above all on a Person, Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh”. The Pope said this to members of the Pontifical Biblical Commission whom he received in Audience on Friday morning, 12 April in the Vatican's Hall of Popes at the end of the Plenary Assembly. The theme this year was “Inspiration and Truth in the Bible”. In his discourse Pope Francis also stressed that “the texts inspired by God were entrusted to the community of believers, to Christ's Church, in order to nourish faith and guide the life of charity”. For his part,  in presenting the work to the Pope Archbishop Müller, the President, emphasized several challenges: “one of these”,  he explained, “is caused by the fact that certain texts “seem full of violence. Christian readers are shocked and bewildered by these texts, whereas some non-Christian readers accuse Christianity of professing and spreading a religion that is loaded with violence”.

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