A history of salvation

 The theme this year was “Inspiration and Truth in the Bible”. In his discourse Pope Francis also stressed that “the texts inspired by God were entrusted to the community of believers, to Christ’s Church, in order to nourish faith and guide the life of charity”. For his part,  in presenting the work to the Pope Archbishop Müller, the President, emphasized several challenges: “one of these”,  he explained, “is caused by the fact that certain texts “seem full of violence. Christian readers are shocked and bewildered by these texts, whereas some non-Christian readers accuse Christianity of professing and spreading a religion that is loaded with violence”.