The Times is reporting on the release by the British Catholic church of a document called The Gift of Scripture:
The Catholic bishops of England, Wales and Scotland are warning their five million worshippers, as well as any others drawn to the study of scripture, that they should not expect “total accuracy” from the Bible.
“We should not expect to find in Scripture full scientific accuracy or complete historical precision,” they say in The Gift of Scripture.
The document is timely, coming as it does amid the rise of the religious Right, in particular in the US.
“In particular the US” indeed. It’s not as if the evangelicals don’t already think that the catholics are a bunch of heathen/pagan/heretical scum already.