“May the Sunday of the Word of God help his people to grow in religious and intimate familiarity with the sacred Scriptures.” – Aperuit Illis
Pope Francis establishes in this motu proprio, the Sunday of the Word of God, a day of reflection on the Word for all Christians.
This response to many requests from the people of God that the entire Church should celebrate in unity of purpose a Sunday of the Word of God contains points of reflection and practical suggestions for The Sunday of the Word.
Its timely arrival ahead of the Year of the Word instituted by the Bishops’ of England and wales makes this apostolic letter from Pope Francis the perfect introduction to the Year of the Word. With an additional comment from the President of the Pontifical council for the promotion of the new evangelisation, Monsignor Rino Fisichella.