2 Named to Synod on Scripture

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VATICAN CITY, JAN. 13, 2008 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI made two key appointments for the Synod of Bishops that will focus on the word of God.

The 12th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops will be held in the Vatican next Oct. 5-26. The theme is "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church."

The Vatican press office reported Saturday that the Pope named Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Quebec as the relator-general. Bishop Wilhelm Emil Egger of Bolzano-Bressanone, Italy, will be the special secretary.