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Jun 13, 2012 13:28
Category: Religious News

Vatican - Acnient Discoveries

VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican newspaper reports that 29
previously unpublished homilies said to be the work of one of the
most important early church fathers have been discovered in a
German library.
     The 3rd Century theologian Origen of Alexandria is considered to
have played a critical role in the development of Christian
thought. Pope Benedict, himself a theologian, dedicated two of his
2007 weekly church teaching sessions to the importance of Origen's
life and work.
     The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said that despite
Origen's importance, few of his original texts remain in part
because he was condemned by the Ecumenical Council of
Constantinople in 553.
     The newspaper said an Italian scholar, Marina Molin Pradel,
discovered the homilies in the Bavarian State Library in April
while reading an 11th Century Byzantine code. She noticed that some
homilies were similar to a Latin translation of Origen's work.
After further study, the newspaper said, she concluded the
originals were his.