Pope hails Dei Verbum as focal point of Vatican II legacy
Pope Benedict XVI spoke yesterday of the Conciliar Document Aabout Revelation (Dei Verbum) and its "fundamental importance" for the life of the Church.
Addressing thousands of pilgrims gathered for the midday Angelus in St Peter's Square in the rain, Benedict XVI said the Word of God is Christ himself and that "no further new public revelation are to be awaited".
AsiaNews reports that the Holy Father highlighted the function of bishops as "depositaries" of the Gospel and Church message; guided by the Spirit, they make its value, significance and effectiveness relevant to the current era.
But above all, the pope recalled how, thanks to Dei Verbum, there has been a veritable "biblical spring" in the Church, which has placed the Word of God - and not many human words - right in the centre of preaching, teaching and community life. He urged the faithful to imitate Our Lady, who was distinguished by a continuous and "reverent hearing of the Word of God", able to bring hope and love to the world.
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7 Nov 2005