Prayer nook

June 2022

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:

Presentation of the Intention

Oceania is the youngest region in the Federation, with great challenges in the areas of organization, structure, and cooperation among its members, typical of any beginning. The greatest factor underlying these difficulties are enormous distances that separate the islands and countries of Oceania. Australia and Papua New Guinea play a leading role in the region through relatively well-developed structures and availability of resources. An encouraging sign is that these relatively young Christian Churches understand the need for a sound biblical foundation for their communities and recognize its vital role in the growth of their faith.

News from the Federation

Visit of the CBF General Secretary in Papua New Guinea
24 May 2022

From May 3 to 22 the General Secretary of the CBF, Fr. Jan J. Stefanów SVD, was on a working visit to Papua New Guinea.

Episcopal Consecration of Bishop Valentine Gryk, SVD
07 May 2022

Saturday morning, the 7th of May, brought many people to Kefamo on the outskirts of Goroka town to witness the Episcopal Consecration of Bishop-elect Valentine Gryk, SVD.

Former CBF Coordinator in Oceania appointed Bishop
14 Feb 2022

On February 14, 2022, the Vatican announced that His Holiness, Pope Francis, has appointed a former CBF Oceania Coordinator, Fr. Walenty Gryk, SVD, as Bishop of the Diocese of Goroka in Papua New Guinea.

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Southern and Western Europe

April 2022

Central Europe

March 2022

Middle East

February 2022


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