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Catholic Biblical Federation is present in all regions of the world

The Catholic Biblical Federation is represented by 346 members (103 Full Members, 243 Associate members) in 125 countries of the world. These members are engaged in the most varied realms of biblical pastoral ministry. A common goal unites all members in their various tasks and areas of engagement: to work together for the single goal of making “easy access to the Bible” a reality for as many people as possible. In the words of the Plenary Assembly 2015: “With trust in God, the Merciful Father (2 Cor 1:3), we assume as Biblical Federation the challenges of a new chapter in evangelization (EG 1) in the context of a new era characterized by the immense wonders that humanity is discovering in God's creation, but where there is also present social exclusion, widespread violence, especially violence against women and children, the power of technology that paradoxically links us but also makes us more individualistic, the feverish pursuit of frivolous pleasures, terrorism and fratricidal wars, mixed with religious elements, particularly in the Middle East.”


Discover CBF Regions

Based on the principle of subsidiarity the Catholic Biblical Federation is divided into seven regions: Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, North America and Oceania . Some of these regions are further subdivided into subregions.

The regional and subregional coordinators have the task of promoting biblical pastoral ministry in their own regions and of coordinating it with the support of the General Secretariat. All the coordinators work on a voluntary basis.


The region of great projects in the past and of equally great challenges in the present. The General Secretariat of the Federation is located here.

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Middle East

Catholic Biblical Federation of the Middle East was founded in 1985 in Egypt by Mgr Antonios Nagib, the former Coptic Catholic Patriarch. Since then,five countries adhered to the Federation: Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Iraq and Iran.

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Asiatic approaches to the Bible can be inspired by the wisdom traditions of the East and they often pursue holistic and integrative approaches. Second most active Region in the Federation.

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Great physical distances and great cultural diversity make it difficult to coordinate and work together among the various members of this region with great potential that is yet to be discovered.

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The Region of hope and great challenges, where the Federation is present from the moment of its foundation.

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Latin America

The most numerous and dynamic Region of the Federation. With the entry of 4 new members during 2017, at 31 December FEBIC LAC accounted for 119 members, 35% of CBF membership worldwide.

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North America

A Region of great contrasts - large distribution of Bibles and little coordinated biblical activity. The Federation is slowly extending and reinforcing its structures here.

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