wHERE the Bible once tended to divide the Churches, it was now a book to be reckoned with and one attracting a much more intelligent interest, said Dr. John T. Watson, General Secretary (Overseas) of the British and Foreign Bible Society. speaking at the annual meeting on Monday.
One of the most dramatic developments had been the decision by Vatican H to place a
new emphasis on the importance of Bible reading.
Dr. Watson said that while world circulation figures for the. Scriptures had reached a record of nearly 105 million copies. this was a mere drop in the ocean. In India, where 51 million copies of Scripture -including 98,000 complete Bibles were circulated in 1967, the population was growing by one million every month.