Pope Francis signed off his new apostolic letter, “Scripturae Sacrae Affectus” last Wednesday which coincided with the Feast Day of St Jerome. He said, “May the example of this great doctor and father of the Church, who placed the Bible at the centre of his life, awaken in us a renewed love for the Sacred Scripture and the desire to live in a personal dialogue with the word of God.” The Pope also urged today’s Catholics, to heed “the advice that Jerome unceasingly gave to his contemporaries: ‘Read the divine Scriptures constantly; never let the sacred volume fall from your hand.’”