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:
Biblical ministry in the African Region is a fruit of an ongoing and lively cooperation between the Catholic Biblical Federation and the Biblical Center for Africa and Madagascar (BICAM). The latter brings together all Bishop’s Conferences on the continent. Its mission to promote the Bible and biblical formation among Catholics fits well with the mission of the Federation at large. CBF, for its part, contributes to the work of BICAM by coordinating activities of local biblical centers and institutions run by dioceses, religious orders, and lay associations. Noteworthy is the emphasis of this region on the translation of the Bible into local languages and its distribution. Thanks to the cooperation of the CBF and Kindermissionswerk from Aachen, an elaborate biblical-pastoral project, LectioYouth.Net, was developed and implemented for the youth and adults of Africa, with the aim of providing sound and advanced biblical formation available through the internet.
Father Jean Prosper Agbagnon SVD presented to Mgr Moise Messan TOUHO, Bishop of Atakpame, in the presence of Mrs Estelle AKOUEGNON, General Secretary of the Bible Society of Togo (ABT) and Shepherd Macaire GBIKPI, ABT Communications Officer, two new translations of the Bible into local languages: the Old and New Testaments in Ewe with the Deuterocanonical books, and the New Testament in Ikposo.
The 2nd International Biblical Symposium on the theme "Animação bíblica da inteira pastoral", organised by the Episcopal Commission for Biblical Pastoral Ministry of the Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tomé (CEAST), which took place from 16 to 18 September in Luanda, came to an end.
On the way towards the CBF Plenary Assembly we would like to present the reality and future perspectives of the CBF Africa Region 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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