The Executive Committee of the Biblical Federation at it’s last meeting hold in Rome the days 23 and 26 of April 2019, has appointed as the Subregional Coordinator of the CBF South Asia Subregion Fr. Dr. Antony John Baptist from India, elected during the extraordinary Subregional Meeting of the CBF South Asia Subregion hold in Rome during the CBF International Biblical Congress.
Fr. John Baptist was born on 15th April, 1965 and was ordained on 17th May, 1993. He holds Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome and Doctorate in Bible from the Department of Christian Studies, University of Madras. He also has M. Ed and M. A. He was professor Biblical Theology in Sacred Heart College, Poonamallee and a visiting professor in the Department of Christian Studies, University of Madras, Capuchin Theologate, Trichy, Heralds of Good News Theologate, Khammam, St. Peter’s Pontifical College, Bangalore, MMI Theological College, Palanchur, Chennai and Arul Kadal, Jesuit Regional Theologate, Chennai.
He served the diocese of Vellore as member of College of Consulters, member of Priests’ Senate, Secretary to diocesan Bible Commission and Secretary to diocesan Vocation Commission. He was the Vice-Rector at Sacred Heart College, Poonamallee, Rector, St. Francis Xavier Inter-diocesan Seminary, Veppoor and Secretary to the Commission for Bible of the Tamil Nadu Bishops’ Council. Since May 02, 2017 he is also the Executive Secretary of the CCBI Bible Commission.