Towards the CBF 10th Plenary Assembly: Catholic Biblical Federation in South-East Asia

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Towards the CBF 10th Plenary Assembly: Catholic Biblical Federation in South-East Asia

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.

Towards the CBF 10th Plenary Assembly

Organized by: CBF General Secretariat

Topic: Catholic Biblical Federation in South-East Asia

Date: August 20th, 2021

Time: 8:00 PM Manila Time (14:00 Rome)

Language: English


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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



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