In preparation for the Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Biblical Federation in November 2021, we invite all members and friends of our Federation to pray for God’s blessing, the Holy Spirit’s guidance, and the intercession of Mary, the Mother of the Word, for all its regions and their activities.
The intention for this month you can find here:
CBF Central Europe Subregion gathers German speaking countries and those of Eastern Europe belonging to the former communist bloc. The Katholische Bibelwerk (German Catholic Biblical Association) active in this region, Vatican-based Office for Common Bible Work (a department of the Secretariat for Promoting Christian of Unity), and other involved Catholic institutions, established the Catholic Biblical Federation in April 1969. Today, the CBF members of Central Europe are most active in sponsoring and supporting the General Secretariat and projects of other Federation’s regions. The greatest challenge lies in enlivening of the biblical ministry in the countries which, in the past years, were under the anti-Christian communist control. Thus the main goal for the Federation’s activity in this region is to ensure that biblical pastoral ministry plays an integral role in the pastoral programs of the European Bishop’s conferences.
On the way towards the CBF Plenary Assembly the reality and future perspectives of the Central European Sub-region was presented in the interventions of some representatives of the institutions that compose it.
Sub-region of Southern and Western Europe and Central European sub-region the of the Catholic Biblical Federation organised a teleconference on the topic: ""The Prophecy of the Gospel for the Life of All" - Towards the Sunday of the Word of God".
A few decades ago, the most recent revision of the Bible is back. A standard translation for German-speaking countries was last made in the 1970s. Since then, this version has been working until September 20, Autumn Plenary Assembly of German Bishops. Because here was the newly revised Bible presented.