South-East Asia


CBF South-East Asia Subregion

CBF South-East Asia Subregion is among the most active and best organized regions in the Catholic Biblical Federation. Nonetheless, it still faces some challenges and difficulties. In most of the countries which comprise this region, Christians are a minority, frequently treated with suspicion or even hostility. Some of their communism-influenced governments restrict religious freedom. At the same time, South East Asia enriches the Federation by its significant experience in the area of interreligious dialogue. The Catholic Church in the Philippines with its well established and regular activities – Bible weeks, Bible Month, summer camps for the youth, and activities of numerous biblical centers run by lay people – plays a leading role in pastoral biblical ministry in the region. Its another significant aspect is a fruitful cooperation of CBF members with the United Bible Societies.


Dr. Natividad B. Pagadut

CBF South-East Asia Coordinator
Manila (Philippines)

Updates from South-East Asia

Extended meeting of the Regional Committee of the South-East Asia Sub-Region of the Catholic Biblical Federation
05 Sep 2022

The extended meeting of the South East Asia Sub-Regional Committee of the Catholic Biblical Federation took place online on 5 September 2022.

Biblical Coordination Meeting in Thailand
02 Mar 2022

Online Meeting of the Board Meeting of Directors in Thailand which includes their Bible Apostolate took place via Zoon on March 2, 2022. 

Celebration of Sunday of the Word God and National Bible Month in the Philippine Zone
23 Jan 2022

The Bible Animators in the Philippines came together via Zoom Platform last January 23 to celebrate the Sunday of the Word of God. His Excellency Most Rev. Renato Mayugba, Chairman of the Episcopal Commission on the Biblical Apostolate (ECBA) presided the Holy Mass together with some Biblical Apostolate Directors and Bible Animators nationwide.