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Pope Francis holds up the Lectionary (or book of Mass readings) that was used during the Second Vatican Council, Jan. 26, 2020, in St. Peter's Basilica, the first Sunday of the Word of God, encouraging Catholics to read the Bible, as Vatican II desired. Christine Schenk calls the Rev. Wil Gafney's "A Women's Lectionary for the Whole Church" a "combination of impeccable scholarship and pastoral usability." (CNS/Vatican Media)
Pope Francis holds up the Lectionary (or book of Mass readings) that was used during the Second Vatican Council, Jan. 26, 2020,  in St. Peter's Basilica, the first Sunday of the Word of God, encouraging Catholics to read the Bible. (CNS/Vatican Media)