March27 , 2023

    Lost 700-Year-Old Bible Returns to UK Cathedral


    Churches in Malawi Respond with Shelter and Food After Deadly Cyclone

    The longest-ever recorded cyclone in history---lasting 36 days, hit southeast Africa and killed 522, injured more than 700 people, and left more than 345,000 people homeless.

    France Celebrates Bible Month

    This year's theme is "Solidarity in the light of the Bible" and more than 200 bookstores and libraries are joining.

    New Women’s Audio Bible Launched in the UK

    The first-ever audio Bible recorded solely by UK women launched on March 8, coinciding with International Women's Day.

    Notre Dame to Re-open in December 2024

    French officials announced that one of the country's most iconic buildings will welcome visitors and faithful by December 2024.

    Pilgrimages Can Help Unchurched Travelers

    A travel website predicts that pilgrimages will be one of the biggest travel trends in 2023.


    A rare medieval Bible has been returned to its shelf in Canterbury Cathedral after it was removed from the cathedral’s library at the time of Reformation, some 500 years ago.

    The Lyghfield Bible—named after the 16th Century monk who once owned it—was among the books scattered when Henry VIII raided the monastery community. It is the “only complete bible and the finest illuminated book known to have survived from the medieval collection,” reports The Guardian.

    It is of the utmost significance to us to have here in our collections a copy of the core Christian text which was owned by one of the last monks of the medieval monastic community. —Cressida Williams, Head of cathedral archives

    The cathedral bought the Lyghfield Bible from a private collector for $129,000 (£100,000). The National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF) donated almost $124,000 (£96,000) and the cathedral raised the rest to buy the 13th century bible.

    The Canterbury Cathedral plans to organize an exhibiti