Southern & Western Europe


CBF Southern & Western Europe Subregion


The CBF Southern & Western Europe Subregion is made up of 22 catholic biblical institutions from Belgium, France, Great Britain, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. Among these institutions, 8 represent the Episcopal Conferences of their country and are full members, the others are associate members.

Representatives of the Subregion meet for a three-day session each year, where they share lectio divina and share activities that contribute to the biblical inspiration of pastoral activity in their country.

A coordinator and a small committee ensure the organization of this meeting and the links between the members as well as relations with the General Secretariat and the other regions of the Catholic Biblical Federation.

The CBF Southern & Western Europe Subregion has also a blog with news from the Subregion.


Prof. Ernesto Borghi

CBF Southern & Western Europe Coordinator
Lugano (Switzerland)

Updates from Southern & Western Europe

New edition of “The God who Speaks” Newsletter
02 Jul 2021

The edition 13 of ‘The God who Speaks’ newsletter is already online.

Grupo Editorial Verbo Divino launches a new edition of the Bible
24 Apr 2021

A new edition of the Bible was published in February by the Grupo Editorial Verbo Divino.

Towards the CBF 10th Plenary Assembly: Catholic Biblical Federation in Southern & Western Europe
17 Feb 2021

A few months before the CBF Plenary Assembly the reality and future perspectives of the Southern and Western European Sub-region were presented in the interventions of some representatives of the institutions that compose it.