10/07/2005

Catholic Church no longer swears by truth of the Bible - says it may be scientifically innacurate

Wow, how did THAT get past Ratzinger ?? Maybe I'll stick with my Catholic Church after all... -- law

Catholic Church no longer swears by truth of the Bible
By Ruth Gledhill, Religion Correspondent

THE hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church has published a teaching document instructing the faithful that some parts of the Bible are not actually true.

The Catholic bishops of England, Wales and Scotland are warning their five million worshippers, as well as any others drawn to the study of scripture, that they should not expect “total accuracy” from the Bible.

“We should not expect to find in Scripture full scientific accuracy or complete historical precision,” they say in The Gift of Scripture.

The document is timely, coming as it does amid the rise of the religious Right, in particular in the US

Catholic Church no longer swears by truth of the Bible - World - Times Online

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