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Following a meaningful celebration of the 50th birth anniversary of the first Chinese Catholic Bible (Studium Biblicum version, 1968-2018), over 200 participants gathered at the Eleventh World Chinese Biblical Congress held in late November in Hong Kong commit to continue promotion of reading and living God’s Word to bring forth fruit in all ministries of the Church.

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Forty participants join a symposium on Oct. 18, marking the 50th anniversary of the publication of the Studium Biblicum Version — the de facto Chinese Catholic Bible — organized by the Chinese Catholic Patriotic Association (CCPA) and the Bishops’ Conference of the Catholic Church in China (BCCCC) at Beijing Friendship Hotel in the capital.

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The meeting of the zonal representatives of CBF-SEA took place in Bali, Indonesia, July 3-6, 2018. Participants included Fr. Johannes Subagyo, SDB, the zonal representative for Indonesia and Malaysia, Fr. Joseph Mary Tran, SDB, the zonal representative for Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar, Fr. Arlo Yap, SVD, the zonal representative for the Philippines, along with Dr. Natividad Pagadut, the sub-regional coordinator. Sr. Marianne Gorit, OSB, recording secretary of last year’s meeting in Nha Trang, Vietnam, joined the group and was eventually chosen to be the secretary of the sub-region and to assume responsibility for the website of the CBF-SEA sub-region.

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The All India Biblical Consultation cum Seminar was organized by the Commission for Bible of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) at St Joseph Vaz Spiritual Renewal Centre, Old Goa with the theme, “Word of God, Source of life in the Family.” 

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On October 3, 2016 the President of CBF, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the President of the Administrative Board of CBF, Bishop Bernhard Haßlberger, the Treasurer of CBF, Sr. Holger Sichler and the Secretary General of CBF, Rev. Jan Stefanów, S.V.D., were received by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of Munich and President of the German Episcopal Conference in his office in Munich.

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The annual meeting of the Administrative Board and the General Secretary of the Catholic Biblical Federation with representatives of the German Donor Agencies (Hilfswerke), which financially support the projects of the General Secretariat and of members of the Catholic Biblical Federation, took place 12 April, 2016 in Munich at the headquarters of Missio München.

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Meeting with Cardinal Marx

On Wednesday November 4, 2015 the General Secretary of the Catholic Biblical Federation, Jan P. J. Stefanów SVD, was received at the Archbishop's Offices in Munich by Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Munich-Freising and President of the German Bishops’ Conference.

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The Pontifical Council for the Family, in collaboration with the Catholic Biblical Federation, the Association of US Catholic Publishers and Libreria Editrice Vaticana, organized a meeting with Catholic editors on the theme "The Bible and the Family ". The meeting took place on September 23 in Philadelphia, in the context under the World Meeting of Families held in this city from 22-27 September.

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