On the way towards the CBF Plenary Assembly we would like to present the reality and future perspectives of the South-East 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.
The Encounter will take place on August 20th, 2021 8:00 PM Manila Time (14:00 Rome). It will be hosted by the General Secretariat of the Catholic Biblical Federation in cooperation with the Friends of the CBF.
CBF Regional Coordinator
Dr. Natividad B. Pagadut
Coordinator CBF South-East Asia
- Doctor of Education, major in Religious and Values Education (De La Salle University, Manila)
- Master of Arts in Religious Studies, major in Scriptures (Maryhill School of Theology, Manila)
- Master of Arts in Education, major in Guidance and Counseling (St. Mary's University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines)
- Verbum Domini Course in Nemi, Rome (2002)
- Course on Evangelism (Haggai Institute, Hawaii, 2007)
- Courses on Jewish Scripture and Methodology (Bat Kol Institute, Jerusalem (2006, 2008, 2010)
- Retired professor from De La Salle University, Manila
- Former executive secretary of the Episcopal Commission on Biblical Apostolate, Philippines (2011 to 2020)
- Council member, United Bible Societies (2019 to present)
Most Rev. Francis Xavier Vira Arpondratana
Catholic Bishops' Conference of Thailand, Thailand
- Born in Sam Sen, Bangkok
- ordained a priest on June 7, 1981
- studies in Youth Pastoral Ministry and Catechesis at Salesian University in Rome from 1985-1988.
- vice-rector of St. Joseph's Minor Seminary in Sampran from 1981-1985
- Director of the Diocesan Catechesis Centre until his appointment as bishop (1988–2009)
- Secretary of the Episcopal Commission for Catechesis
- chaplain of St. Joseph Convent school from 1990-1998.
- On February 10, 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as Bishop of Chiang Mai; was ordained on May 1, 2009
Boy M. KANN
Catholic Catechism Center, Cambodia
- DUFP (Diplôme Universitaire de Formation Pastorale) at the Catholic University of Lyon, France.
- Master degree (Licence II) of Theology at the Catholic University of Lyon, France.
- Board member of Bible Society of Cambodia.
- Secretary of the Cambodian Catholic Bible Committee.
- Secretary of the Cambodian Catholic Liturgical Committee.
- Secretary of the Cambodian Catholic Catechism Committee.
- Member of Cambodian Catholic Martyrs Committee.
- Executive director of St Irenaeus Catholic Catechism Centre.
Albertus Taufik H. Linggadjaja
Commissariat Terrae Sanctae, Indonesia
Married, 1 daughter
- Commissariat Terrae Sanctae Indonesia, Bible Course Teaching, since 2018
- Commission for the Bible Apostolate - Archdiocese of Jakarta, Bible Course Teaching, since 2017
- School of Evangelization Shekinah - Jakarta Archdiocese Service Agency for Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Mission of Evangelization and Bible Course Teaching, since 2011
- Perhimpunan Vincentius Jakarta, Social Ministry of Jakarta Archdiocese on 4 Orphanage Houses and 4 Schools, Chairman, since 2016 - 2025
Rev. Fr. Arlo Bernardo S. Yap SVD
Executive Secretary of Episcopal Commission on Biblical Apostolate (ECBA), Philippines
- Ordained on October 22, 1983, at the Divine Word Seminary, Tagaytay City, Philippines
- Member of SVD Philippine Central Province
- Former SVD PHC Coordinator for Biblical Apostolate
- Former Director of Divine Word Biblical Center, Philippines
- Former SVD PHC Coordinator for Social Communications
- Developer of Liturgical Bible Study Method
- Author of the Books: BUSOG (LITURGICAL BIBLE STUDY) and HAPPY OLD AGE
Dott.ssa Amal HAZEEN
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