In preparation for the Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Biblical Federation in April 2023, 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:
North-East Asia region comprises of countries located between Hong-Kong and Japan. The greatest challenge in this region is the situation of the Church in continental China, where Christians cannot freely access the Word of God and openly practice their faith. Every three years, the region organizes a gathering of United Chinese Catholic Biblical Association, attended by delegates from all countries of Asia, including continental China. Noteworthy is the contribution of South Korea, which supports other regions in the Federation in publication and distribution of the Bible. This region has a great potential for further growth and expansion. One of the venues of this growth is connected with the presence and work of the biggest Bible printing press in the world in China, which enhances cooperation between Catholic and Protestant biblical institutions.
Last year, Catholic Biblical Association of the Archdiocese of Taipei held biblical arts and cultural exhibition competition. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the award ceremony was postponed, and was only held in April 15, 2021. It also marked the end of the celebration of the year of the Word of God.
Following a meaningful celebration of the 50th birth anniversary of the first Chinese Catholic Bible (Studium Biblicum version, 1968-2018), over 200 participants gathered at the Eleventh World Chinese Biblical Congress held in late November in Hong Kong commit to continue promotion of reading and living God’s Word to bring forth fruit in all ministries of the Church.
On the way towards the CBF Plenary Assembly we would like to present the reality and future perspectives of the CBF Northeast Asia Subregion in the interventions of some representatives of the institutions that compose it. All of them are committed to witnessing a focus on biblical formation and biblical animation of pastoral care in this area of the world.
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