French Biblical Scholar to Compose Vatican Way of the Cross Meditations

Posted April 6, 2017 7:35 pm by Matteo Ciofi

French Biblical Scholar to Compose Vatican Way of the Cross Meditations

The moon is seen over Rome’s Colosseum April 3 as Pope Francis leads the Good Friday Way of the Cross. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 
Anne-Marie Pelletier was asked by Pope Francis to compose the meditations for the Way of the Cross next week. She is a French Biblical scholar and professor of Sacred Scripture and Biblical Hermeneutics in Paris. It is the first time a lay person will write these meditations.
Pelletier emphasized that the Pope’s decision confirms his “attention to the feminine world,” though she joked she doesn’t know why she was chosen by the Holy Father.
The scholar said she had been

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