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:
Catholic Biblical Federation has been present in this region right from its inception in 1969; together with Europe, this is the oldest region in the Federation. It is also the largest, containing 34% of all CBF members in the world, best developed, and most active. Thanks to a fruitful cooperation of the CBF with the biblical department of the Council of Latin American Episcopal Conferences (CELAM), almost all countries in the region organize Bible Sundays, Bible Weeks, and Bible Months. Numerous biblical centers run by dioceses, religious orders, and lay associations offer a great variety of biblical courses in various formats, and organize countless Bible-based Church activities, often organized in cooperation with the United Bible Societies. Thanks to these efforts, the Catholic Church in Latin America stands as a shining example of a Church rooted in and build on the Word of God. Still, the challenge of providing sufficient funds for sustaining biblical ministry in the reality of political instability and the atmosphere of social inequality and conflicts remains.
The Executive Committee of the Catholic Biblical Federation in its ordinary meeting on 26 August 2022 via ZOOM has considered the proposal of the Regional Committee of Latin America and the Caribbean presented through the Secretary General of the Federation and has appointed Magister Gerardo García Helder as the new Regional Coordinator of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region for the next triennium 2022-2025.
Video of the Catholic Biblical Federation of Latin America and the Caribbean (FEBIC-LAC) produced on the occasion of the International Bible Congress in Rome for the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Biblical Federation.
The Continental Gathering of Pastoral Biblical Animation (ABP) took place from August 12 through 14 in Quito, Ecuador, with the launching of the Guiding Principles of Pastoral Biblical Animation for Latin America and the Caribbeanand the approval of the “Road Map” for the implementation of ABP throughout the continent for the years 2016-2019.