North-East Asia

Subregion

CBF North-East Asia Subregion

 

North-East Asia Region comprises of countries located between Hong-Kong and Japan. The greatest challenge in this region is the situation of the Church in continental China, where Christians cannot freely access the Word of God and openly practice their faith. Every three years, the region organizes a gathering of United Chinese Catholic Biblical Association, attended by delegates from all countries of Asia, including continental China. Noteworthy is the contribution of South Korea, which supports other regions in the Federation in publication and distribution of the Bible. This region has a great potential for further growth and expansion. One of the venues of this growth is connected with the presence and work of the biggest Bible printing press in the world in China, which enhances cooperation between Catholic and Protestant biblical institutions.

Coordinator

Fr. Pak Wing Peter Lo

CBF North-East Asia Coordinator

Hong Kong

petruslo@gmail.com

Updates from North-East Asia

The Bible in Arts
16 Apr 2021

Last year, Catholic Biblical Association of the Archdiocese of Taipei held biblical arts and cultural exhibition competition. Due to Covid-19 pandemic, the award ceremony was postponed, and was only held in April 15, 2021. It also marked the end of the celebration of the year of the Word of God.

Opening of the Year of the Word of God in Taiwan
24 Nov 2019

On November 23, Bishop Hsu Yao Wen of Taichung Diocese, Taiwan solemnly opened the Year of the Word of God with a Eucharistic celebration.

Eleventh World Chinese Biblical Congress
27 Nov 2018

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.