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POPE-SYNOD Jan-25-2007 (210 words) xxxi

Pope says he hopes 2008 synod helps Catholics note value of Bible

By Cindy Wooden
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI said he hoped the preparation for and celebration of the 2008 world Synod of Bishops would help Catholics realize how important the Bible is in their lives and the life of the church.

The synod, to be held Oct. 5-26, 2008, will focus on "The Word of God in the Life and Mission of the Church."

Pope Benedict met Jan. 25 with the synod's preparatory council at the end of a meeting to draft an outline that will be sent to bishops' conferences around the world for comment.

The pope said it was important for the church to focus on the Scriptures because the life and mission of the church are based on the word of God.

The Bible, he said, "requires special veneration and obedience" by all Christians, and a common commitment to following its teaching can help Christians overcome their denominational divisions.

Pope Benedict said he hoped the entire synod process would help Catholics "rediscover the importance of the Word of God in the life of every Christian, every ecclesial community and even every civil community."

The word of God was given to humanity to "enlighten our path in the earthly pilgrimage toward the full realization of the kingdom of God," he said.

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