The Holy Bible is being read live, in it's entirety, on Italian television. The first portion was read by Pope Benedict XVI. Other prominent readers include the MP Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev.
Benedict XVI Launches Bible-Reading Marathon
Calls It "Fitting Accompaniment" to Scripture SynodVATICAN CITY, OCT. 5, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI kicked off a Bible-reading marathon on Italian television, which he called a "fitting accompaniment" to the world Synod of Bishops on the Word of God.
The Pope read from Genesis on "Bibbia Giorno e Notte" (Bible Day and Night), a program broadcast by RAI where the Bible will be read from beginning to end in various languages by nearly 1,200 readers.
Readers will include, among others, participants in the 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church," which the Holy Father inaugurated today. The synod will end Oct. 26.
Benedict XVI spoke about the event after reciting the Angelus with thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican today. He said, “This event is a fitting accompaniment to the Synod of Bishops on the Word of God.
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