Pope to star in TV Bible marathon


Praise the Lord this is a good thing that the Pope is continuing on the path that he spoke of two years ago that the Roman Catholics need to move away from catechisms and back to reading the bible for inspiration, spiritual growth, and to bring back a sense of holiness and morality. [We have that article here in old news articles] So I for one am delighted to see this, and pray that this will cause Roman Catholics the world over will have a greater hunger and desire to get to know and follow after Jesus Christ.


Luke 9:49-51 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us is for us.


John 10:16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.


We have a very large two part article written on this matter entitled “Who are the Samaritans?” which addresses how the Lord views them and how our relationship is to be with these Samaritan Brethren.

Posted on Friday, July 04, 2008 3:27:25 PM

Pope Benedict XVI has agreed to take part in a Bible-reading marathon on Italian television in October.

The Pope will start off the event on 5 October with the first chapter of Genesis, read in Italian in Saint Peter's Basilica.

The Italian state radio and TV broadcaster Rai has organised the continuous reading of the whole bible.

It will go on for six days and six nights. After the Pope, a wide variety of people will take over the reading.

Rome's chief Rabbi, Riccardo Di Segni, will read from the text in Hebrew.

The organisers of the Bible marathon said that Muslims would also be welcome to take part if they were interested.

Other readers will include academics, students, politicians, sports stars, soldiers and factory workers.

They will each read passages lasting between four and eight minutes and there will be a brief pause for a musical reflection every 90 minutes.

Pope Benedict is expected to read for a whole hour. It has not yet been decided whether his contribution will be live or recorded in advance.

A high ranking Vatican official, Monsignor Gianfranco Ravasi, said the reason why the Pope agreed to take part was that he would not be commenting, simply reading the text.

The Pope wants the Catholic Church to go back to studying and deepening its knowledge of the Holy Scriptures, he said.