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

Rediscovering Saint Jerome in the Year of the Word of God
23 Feb 2020

The Congress “Saint Jerome: life, work and reception. Sixteenth Centenary of his death (420 – 2020)” was held recently in the historical building of the University of Salamanca as part of the activities of the Domingo de Soto Professorship.

New Subregional Coordinator for CBF Southern & Western Europe
11 Nov 2019

Accepting the proposal of the Sub-Regional Committee of the Southern & Western European Subregion of the Catholic Biblical Federation, the Executive Committee in its ordinary session held on November 08, named Professor Ernesto Borghi Coordinator of the Southern & Western European Subregion.
Professor Borghi succeeds Sr. Marie-Thérèse Perrot in the Coordination of the Subregion, to whom we thank for her commitment and dedication.

+ Javier Velasco
15 Oct 2018

From Catalonia we have just received the sad news of the death of Javier Velasco Arias - "an enthusiast of the Bible" as he used to present himself.