On 7 and 8 of June the Synod of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church took place. The synod is the highest decision-making body in the Lutheran Church in Latvia. This time 395 voting members - clergy and lay persons from local parishes - participated in it. It decided that the new Bible translation can be used alongside previous Bible editions. This decision formally opens up ways for the new Bible translation to be used not only for private reading but also in the liturgical life of the church.