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.


Sr. Marie-Thérèse Perrot OCV

CBF Southern & Western Europe Coordinator
Paris (France)

Updates from Southern & Western Europe

+ 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.

"Animatio biblica totius actionis pastoralis" Symposium in Luxembourg
06 Mar 2017

On March 3rd, at the Luxembourg School of Religion & Society, in the presence of His Eminence Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, the international scientific colloquium on “Animatio biblica totius actionis pastoralis, Bible – Pastoral – Didactics”, to which scientists from Europe, America, Africa and Asia took part, opened.

Annual meeting of the FEBIC Subregion on Southwestern Europe
16 Oct 2016

The delegates of the member institutions of the Catholic Biblical Federation of the European Western and Central subregion came together in Taragona (Catalunya, Spain), from October 13-16 in the annual meeting of the subregion.