Pope Francis adds Sunday of the Word of God to the Church calendarPosted on 30th September 2019

Pope Francis adds Sunday of the Word of God to the Church calendar

Vatican City – 30 September 2019         On 1600th anniversary of St Jerome’s feast day, Pope Francis reflected that, “At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, I proposed setting aside ‘a Sunday given over entirely to the word of God, so as to appreciate the inexhaustible riches contained in that constant dialogue between the Lord and his people.’”

He announced that, in future, the “Third Sunday in Ordinary Time is to be devoted to the celebration, study and dissemination of the word of God. This Sunday of the Word of God will thus be a fitting part of that time of the year when we are encouraged to strengthen our bonds with the Jewish people and to pray for Christian unity.”

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