Biblical Commission Studying Truth, Inspiration

Plenary Session Under Way This Week

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VATICAN CITY, APRIL 16, 2012 ( The annual plenary session of the Pontifical Biblical Commission began today and will run through Friday at the "Domus Sanctae Marthae" inside Vatican City under the presidency of Cardinal William Joseph Levada, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Jesuit Father Klemens Stock, secretary general of the commission, is chairing the session. The participants will continue their reflections on the theme of "Inspiration and Truth in the Bible." 

As a first stage in its examination of this subject, the commission has chosen to focus attention on the way in which inspiration and truth appear in sacred Scripture. On the basis of their individual competencies, each participant will present a report which will then be discussed by the assembly as a whole.