CBF Plenary Assembly

Governance

The governing body of the Federation is the Plenary Assembly. It is a delegates’ conference of full members and associate members held regularly every six years. The Plenary Assembly sets the guidelines for the work of the Federation for the following six years. It also elects the members of the Executive Committee. The Plenary Assembly offers CBF members the opportunity to meet on a worldwide scale. It is the place for exchange and reflection beyond regional and continental borders.

IX Plenary Assembly

  • Nemi (Italy), 2015

    President: Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Manila, Philippines

    General Secretary: Fr. Jan J. Stefanów, svd

  • IX Plenary Assembly - Nemi (2015)

    “Sacred Scriptures source of evangelization - «What we have seen and heard we are proclaiming to you»" (1 Jn 1:3)

  • IX Plenary Assembly - Nemi (2015)

    All the documents and conferences of the CBF IX Plenary Assembly held in Nemi in June 2015 have been published in

    BDVdigital n. 102-103 (2015, 1-2) --->>>

  • IX Plenary Assembly - Nemi (2015)

VIII Plenary Assembly (Extraordinary)

  • Ariccia (Italy), 2011

    President: Bishop Vincenzo Paglia, Terni-Narni-Amelia, Italiy

    General Secretary: Dr. Thomas P. Osborne

  • VIII Plenary Assembly, Ariccia (Italy), 2011

    "Word of God – Source of Constant Renewal”

VII Plenary Assembly

  • Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), 2008

    President: Bishop Vincenzo Paglia, Terni-Narni-Amelia, Italiy

    General Secretary: Lic. theol. Alexander M. Schweitzer

  • VII Plenary Assembly, Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), 2008

    “Word of God – Source of Reconciliation, Justice and Peace”

  • VII Plenary Assembly, Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), 2008

    All the documents and conferences of the CBF VII Plenary Assembly held in Dar Es Salaam in June 2008 have been published in

    Bulletin Dei Verbum 88-89 (2008, 3-4) --->>>

  • VII Plenary Assembly, Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), 2008

VI Plenary Assembly

  • Beirut (Lebanon), 2002

    President: Bishop Vincenzo Paglia, Terni-Narni-Amelia, Italiy

    General Secretary: Lic. theol. Alexander M. Schweitzer

  • VI Plenary Assembly, Beirut (Lebanon), 2002

    "Word of God - A Blessing for all Nations: 'You show me the ways of life' (Acts 2,28; Ps 16,11)"

  • VI Plenary Assembly, Beirut (Lebanon), 2002

    All the documents and conferences of the CBF VI Plenary Assembly held in Beirut in September 2002 have been published in

    Bulletin Dei Verbum 62-63 (2002, 1-2) --->>>

    Bulletin Dei Verbum 64-65 (2002, 3-4) --->>>

  • VI Plenary Assembly, Beirut (Lebanon), 2002

V Plenary Assembly

  • Hong Kong, 1996

    President: Bishop Wilhelm Egger, Bolzano-Bressanone, Italy

    General Secretary: Fr. Ludger Feldkämper, svd

  • V Plenary Assembly, Hong Kong, 1996

    "Word of God - Source of Life: 'The Word was made flesh... that they may have life in all its fullness' (Jn 1,14; 10,10)"

  • V Plenary Assembly, Hong Kong, 1996

    All the documents and conferences of the CBF V Plenary Assembly held in Hong Kong in July 1996 have been published in

    Bulletin Dei Verbum 40-41 (1996, 3-4) --->>>

  • V Plenary Assembly, Hong Kong, 1996

IV Plenary Assembly

  • Bogotá (Colombia), 1990

    President: Bishop Alberto Ablondi, Livorno, Italy

    General Secretary: Fr. Ludger Feldkämper, svd

  • IV Plenary Assembly, Bogotá (Colombia), 1990

    "The Bible in the New Evangelization: 'Behold, I make all things new' (Is 43,19; Rev 21,5)"

  • IV Plenary Assembly, Bogotá (Colombia), 1990

     

    All the documents and conferences of the CBF IV Plenary Assembly held in Bogotá in June-July 1990 have been published in

    Bulletin Dei Verbum 15-16 (1990, 2-3) --->>>

     

  • IV Plenary Assembly, Bogotá (Colombia), 1990

III Plenary Assembly

  • Bangalore (India), 1984

    President: Bishop Alberto Ablondi, Livorno, Italy

    General Secretary: Fr. Ludger Feldkämper, svd

  • III Plenary Assembly, Bangalore (India), 1984

    "God’s Prophetic People: 'Would that all were prophets' (Num 11,29)"

  • III Plenary Assembly, Bangalore (India), 1984

    All the conferences of the CBF III Plenary Assembly held in Bangalore in 1984 you can find here:

    See the Documents --->>>

  • III Plenary Assembly, Bangalore (India), 1984

II Plenary Assembly

  • Malta, 1978

     

    President: Cardinal Paul Zoungrana, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

    General Secretary: Fr. Arnold Jurgens, mhm

  • II Plenary Assembly, Malta, 1978

    "Biblical Spirituality"

I Plenary Assembly

  • Vienna (Austria), 1972

     

    President: Cardinal Franz König, Vienna, Austria

    General Secretary: Fr. Jan Van der Valk, sdb

  • I Plenary Assembly, Vienna (Austria), 1972

    "Bible and Liturgy"