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      The Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) is a voluntary association of episcopal conferences in South, Southeast, East and Central Asia, established with approval of the Holy See. Its purpose is to forster among its members solidarity and co-responsibility for the welfare of the Church and society in Asia, and to promote and defend whatever is for the greater good.




       

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      FABC Paper No. 164 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper MIGRANTS, REFUGEES, THE DISPLACED AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND RENEWABLE ENERGY OPTIONS IN THE ASIAN CONTEXT 010521


      FABC Fifty Years Asian Pastoral Guidance

       

      The Central Secretariat of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) is bringing out a book on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Asian Bishop's Meeting in 1970 which was the beginning of the FABC This anniversary book is the re-edited collection of the Final Statements of all the eleven Plenary Assemblies of the FABC that were held so far. It also includes the valuable documents of the 1970 Asian Bishops' Meeting.

      The Fifty Years Asian Pastoral Guidance 1 and Fifty Years Asian Pastoral Guidance 2 are now available online. 101320


      FABC Paper No. 163 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper FABC 2020 PREPARATORY WORKSHOP FOR GENERAL CONFERENCE WORKSHOP REPORT is now available online. 101020


      FABC-Office of Human Development, 'Reflections on Aqua Fons Vitae' is Now Available Online

       

      The booklet of FABC-Office of Human Development, 'Reflections on Aqua Fons Vitae' is Now Available Online 091620

       


      FABC Paper No. 162 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper AWAKENING CLIMATE CHANGE CONCERN IN SEMINARIES: for Bishops & Seminary Formators of Priests in ASIA is now available online. 052020


      FABC-Office of Human Development, Climate Change Desk - Laudato Si Week May 16-24, 2020 Booklet Now Available Online

       

      The Laudato Si Week Booklet 2020 of FABC-Office of Human Development, Climate Change Desk - Laudato Si Week May 16-24, 2020 Booklet Now Available 051920

       


      FABC-OSC Bishop's Meet 2019 Final Statement Now Available Online

       

      The Final Statement of the FABC-OSC Bishops' Meet is now available online. The 24th Annual Bishops' Meet of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences- Office of Social Communication (FABC-OSC), along with stakeholders of Radio Veritas Asia (RVA) was held, December 10-14, 2019, at Veritas Asia Institute of Social Communication (VAISCOM), Radio Veritas Asia Campus, Quezon City, Manila, Philippines. The gathering was attended by six bishops, 18 priests, and six lay persons who deliberated on the theme "Pastoral Communication in Asia Today: Challenges and Opportunities for the Digital Age."011020


      FABC Paper No. 161 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper "APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO THAILAND AND JAPAN" is now available online. 010820


      FABC Paper No. 160 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper "CATHOLIC SCHOOLS IN ASIA: A SHARED MISSION AMONG BISHOPS, CLERGY, CONSECRATED PERSONS AND LAY FAITHFUL IN THE LIGHT OF RECENT PAPAL DOCUMENTS" is now available online. 041019


      FABC - Asian Statement for the Amazon

       

      Asian Statement in Support of Consejo Episcopal Latinoamericano's "We Raise Our Voice for the Amazon"

      Read more on the Statement 310819


      Message of His Eminence Charles Cardinal Bo

       

      Reflections From The Periphery from His Eminence Charles Cardinal Bo with the theme - "God's love for the people and Nations of Asia"

      Read more on the Message 160819


      FABC Paper No. 159 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper "RESPONSES TO DOUBTS, QUESTIONS AND CRITICISMS WITH REGARD TO CHAPTER EIGHT OF AMORIS LAETITIA" is now available online. 130719


      FABC-Office of Human Development, Climate Change Desk Bulletin for December 2018 - April 2019 Now Available Online

       

      The bulletin of FABC-Office of Human Development, Climate Change Desk Bulletin for December 2018 - April 2019 Now Available Online. 052319

       


      FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for April 2019 Now Available Online

       

      The newsletter of FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for April 2019 is now available online. 043019


      FABC Paper No. 158 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper on MEETING OF THE PRESIDENTS OF DOCTRINAL COMMISSIONS UNDER THE FEDERATION OF ASIAN BISHOPS' CONFERENCES AND THE CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF FAITH (CDF) is now available online. 130419


      THE PASSING OF FR. RAYMOND L. O'TOOLE, SFM

       

      In an email dated 6 January 2019, we received the following message from Fr. Jack Lynch, General Superior of SFM (Scarboro Foreign Missions) in Canada: Our brother Ray passed away last night. I was with him a few days ago at the Jesuit nursing facility where he been since returning to Canada. He was relaxed and looking forward to going to Nova Scotia but on Friday night he took a turn for the worse. One of the nurses saw him about 2.00 AM and he was quite himself. However, the nursing staff found him in a semi-coma at 6.30 AM and he was rushed to the hospital. He passed away last night at 7.35 PM and never regained consciousness. I was with Fr. Bert Foliot, SJ, two of Ray's nieces when he peacefully went home to God. He experienced a major issue with liver failure and internal bleeding. The medical staff did everything possible and gave him superb care.

      The MEMORANDUM on THE PASSING OF FR. RAYMOND L. O'TOOLE, SFM

      The PROFILE of FR. RAYMOND L. O'TOOLE, SFM 080119


      FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for December 2018 Now Available Online

       

      The newsletter of FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for December 2018 is now available online. 123018


      FABC Paper No. 157 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper on SHEPHERDING FAMILIES IN ASIA: Contemporary Challenges and Responses for Bishops, Priests and Lay Leaders is now available online 171218


      FABC Paper No. 156 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper on BUSINESS IN THE CONTEXT OF LAUDATO SI' is now available online 171218


      FABC-OSC Bishop's Meet 2018 Final Statement Now Available Online

       

      The Final Statement of the FABC-OSC Bishops' Meet is now available online. This year's gathering of Communication Bishops in Asia was held at Personnel Development Centre, St Gabriel's Foundation Building, Bangkok, Thailand from November 19-23, 2018. The gathering dealt on the theme : The "Truth" about "Fake News" - New challenges in social communication and what we can do about it from a Christian perspective. 112818


      FABC Paper No. 150 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper PERIODIC INDEX - Papers 126-150 year 2008-2016 by James H. Kroeger, M.M is now available online 150518


      FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for January - April 2018 Now Available Online

       

      The newsletter of FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for January - April 2018 is now available online. 270418

       


      FABC-Office of Human Development, Climate Change Desk Bulletin for April - August 2018 Now Available Online

       

      The bulletin of FABC-Office of Human Development, Climate Change Desk Bulletin for April - August 2018 Now Available Online. 270418

       


      FABC-Office of Human Development, Climate Change Desk Bulletin for December 2017 - April 2018 Now Available Online

       

      The bulletin of FABC-Office of Human Development, Climate Change Desk Bulletin for December 2017 - April 2018 Now Available Online. 060118

       


      FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for October - December 2017 Now Available Online

       

      The newsletter of FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for October - December 2017 is now available online. 311217

       


      FABC Paper No. 155 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO MYANMAR AND BANGLADESH " last November 26- December 2, 2017 Myanmar and Bangladesh is now available online 301217


      Invitation for Seminar on Evangelization and Liturgy on 28 May 2018 - 1st June 2018

       

      The Invitation for Seminar on Evangelization and Liturgy on 28 May 2018 - 1st June 2018 is now online. Please download the invitation and see the details.120717


      FABC-OSC Bishop's Meet 2017 Final Statement Now Available Online

       

      The Final Statement of the FABC-OSC Bishops' Meet is now available online. This year's gathering of Communication Bishops in Asia was held at Personnel Development Centre, St Gabriel's Foundation Building, Bangkok, Thailand from November 13-18, 2017. The gathering dealt on the theme : Challenge to Social Communication in the Digital Church.112317


      Final Statement of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue at the end of the Sixth Buddhist-Christian Colloquium

       

      The Final Statement of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue at the end of the Sixth Buddhist-Christian Colloquium. The general theme was Buddhists and Christians Walking Together on the Path of Nonviolence is now online. 112017

       


      Sixth Buddhist-Christian Colloquium, (Taiwan, 13-16 November 2017), 17.11.2017

       

      The Sixth Buddhist-Christian Colloquium where the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) was represented in Ling Jiou Buddhist Monastery, Taiwan last 13-16 November 2017 112017

       


      Pope Francis Prayer Intention for November 2017

       

      The prayer intention of Pope Francis for the month of November "Let us pray that Christians in Asia may promote dialogue, peace and mutual understanding, especially with those of other religions." 110917

       


      FABC-Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Report on the 2017 Asian Consultation of the Bishops' Commissions for Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue

       

      The report of FABC-Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs Report on the 2017 Asian Consultation of the Bishops' Commissions for Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue is now available online. 241017

       


      FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for July - September 2017 Now Available Online

       

      The newsletter of FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for July - September 2017 is now available online. 300917

       


      FABC-Office of Human Development, Climate Change Desk Bulletin for August - December 2017 Now Available Online

       

      The bulletin of FABC-Office of Human Development, Climate Change Desk Bulletin for August - December 2017 Now Available Online. 010917

       


      FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for April - June 2017 Now Available Online

       

      The newsletter of FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for April - June 2017 is now available online. 220717

       


      FABC Paper No. 154 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper on ASIAN CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF NOSTRA AETATE Part 3, from BISHOPS' INSTITUTE FOR RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS - BIRA VI last November 17-19, 2015 in Redemptorist Center, Pattaya, Thailand, is now available online 290617

       


      FABC Paper No. 153 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper on ASIAN CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF NOSTRA AETATE Part 2, from BISHOPS' INSTITUTE FOR RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS - BIRA VI last November 17-19, 2015 in Redemptorist Center, Pattaya, Thailand, is now available online 290617

       


      FABC Paper No. 152 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper on ASIAN CELEBRATION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF NOSTRA AETATE Part 1, from BISHOPS' INSTITUTE FOR RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS - BIRA VI last November 17-19, 2015 in Redemptorist Center, Pattaya, Thailand, is now available online 290617

       

      Radio Veritas Asia begins Training its Producers in Online Broadcast

      "Radio Veritas Asia (RVA) is initiating an historical training program which will bring about a radical change in RVA" said Bishop Roberto C. Mallari as he inaugurated an Intensive training for new RVA producers from various language services on 17th April 2017. Read more on the Online Training Report .050217


      FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for January - March 2017 Now Available Online

       

      The newsletter of FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for January - March 2017 is now available online. 030417

       


      FABC Paper No. 151 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper on THE CATHOLIC FAMILY IN ASIA: DOMESTIC CHURCH OF THE POOR ON A MISSION OF MERCY, from XI FABC Plenary Assembly last 28 November - 4 December 2016 in Colombo, Sri Lanka is now available online 310317

       


      FABC CC Desk and FABC-OLF Women's Desk South Asia Regional 'Climate Change & Women' Conference 2017 Final Statement Now Available Online

       

      The Final Statement of the FABC-OLF Women's Desk is now available online. This SAsia regional gathering was held at the St Pius Centre in Mumbai, India from January 16-19, 2017. The gathering explored the topic: Climate Change and its impact on vulnerable groups and Women's perspectives. 170217

       


      FABC-OLF Women's Desk SEA 'Climate Change & Women' Regional Conference 2016 Final Statement Now Available Online

       

      The Final Statement of the FABC-OLF Women's Desk is now available online. This SEAsia regional gathering was held at the Khemara Hotel, Battambang, Cambodia from March 7 - 11, 2016. The gathering dealt on the theme: Climate Change and its impact on Women and vulnerable groups. 170217

       


      Homily of the Presentation of the Lord from Radio Vaticana shared by FABC-Office of the Consecrated Life

       

      February 2 is the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord as Pope Francis shares a meaningful Homily. As the Pope encourages us to accompany Jesus to meet his people, to be with the people. Read more. 040217

       


      FABC-Office of the Consecrated Life celebrates World Day for Consecrated Life on February 2, 2017

       

      February 2 is the Feast of the Presentation of our Lord but we also celebrate WORLD DAY for CONSECRATED LIFE. This is for all Religious and members of secular institutes and apostolic societies, and the faithful whose loving support and prayers help sustain our fidelity to the Lord. Read more. 010217

       


      FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for October - December 2016 Now Available Online

       

      The newsletter of FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for October - December 2016 is now available online. 050117

       


      FABC Paper No. 149 Now Available Online

       

      An FABC Paper titled “GIVE ME A DRINK (Jn 4:7) THE CHALLENGES OF NEW EVANGELISATION AND CREATIVE PASTORAL RESPONSES"” Edited by Fr. Clarence Devadass, Executive Secretary 241216

       


      FEDERATION OF ASIAN BISHOPS' CONFERENCES XI PLENARY ASSEMBLY FINAL DOCUMENT

       

      Gathered at the XI Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences in Colombo (Sri Lanka) last 28 November - 4 December 2016, the Asian Bishops proclaim the Joy of the Gospel of Mercy to the Asian Family, with its theme THE CATHOLIC FAMILY IN ASIA, DOMESTIC CHURCH OF THE POOR ON A MISSION OF MERCY. Read more on the Final Document .120916


      Earthquake did not destroy Nepal spirit: Bishop

       

      Colombo: An earthquake that devastated Nepal in 2015 did not destroy its people's spirit of resilience, says the head of the country's Catholic Church. Read more .120616


      FABC Prays for Peace, Prosperity in Sri Lanka

       

      The Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) has prayed for peace and reconciliation in Sri Lanka that hosted its eleventh plenary assembly. "We pray for Sri Lanka, a land with rich traditions, cultures and religions that it may always find a way forward for prosperity, peace, progress and reconciliation," said FABC president Cardinal Oswald Gracias on the last day of the Nov 28-Dec 4 plenary. Read more .120516


      Instill Passion for Jesus in Families: Cardinal Filoni

       

      A top Vatican official has urged Catholic bishops of Asia to instill a passion for Jesus in Catholic families. "I encourage you to be close to the Asian Catholic families in order to accompany them in their mission as evangelizers, missionaries and teachers of faith," Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, said in a message to the Asian bishops' eleventh plenary assembly. Read more . 120516


      Asian Bishops End Plenary Consecrating Families to Holy Family

       

      Colombo: The Federation of Asian Bishops' Conference (FABC) on December 4 ended their eleventh plenary assembly consecrating Catholic families in Asia to the Holy Family of Nazareth. Cardinal Orlando B. Quevedo, Archbishop of Cotabato in the Philippines, led the recital of prayer inside St. Lucia's Cathedral of Archdiocese of Colombo. Read more . 120516


      Recognition of Church on periphery: Cardinal D'Rozario

       

      Bangladesh's first cardinal says his elevation is Pope Francis' way of recognizing a Church on the periphery. "This new status has humbled me because I know that I am not worthy to receive it," Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario, Archbishop of Dhaka, told the media team of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) on December 3. Read more . 120416


      Family Apostolate Core to Church: Cardinal Ranjith

       

      Negombo, Sri Lanka: Family apostolate is the core to the Church, says Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo. Read more . 120416


      Tradition, Faith Strengthen Oriental Catholics, Asian Bishops Told

       

      Strong religious traditions and faith are the bedrock of the Syro-Malabar Church, one of the Oriental Catholic communities in Asia "Traditional Syro-Malabar families have some unique characteristics, such as solid faith in the sacred and strong marital bond, special social manners and family customs," observed Archbishop Andrews Thazhath of Trichur at the plenary assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops'Conferences (FABC). Read more . 120416


      Tribal Communities are Asian Church's Future: Cardinal Toppo

       

      Asia's first tribal cardinal has urged his fellow bishops to pay more attention to indigenous people who he say are the future of the Church in the region. "Christianity is not something strange to tribal communities. They live the Gospel values in their daily lives," said Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo on December 1 in his final message to the plenary assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC). Read more . 120416


      "Youngest Cardinal" Enlivens FABC Meet

       

      Cardinal Anthony Soter Fernandez, Archbishop Emeritus of Kuala Lumpur, was introduced to the assembly as the "youngest" cardinal of Asia. The 84-year-old prelate is among the three new cardinals who attended the November 28-December 4 FABC meet. Read more . 120316


      Vulnerability Should Not Deter Preaching Gospel: Cardinal Tagle

       

      Cardinal Tagle, who offered the Mass inside a makeshift chapel of a seashore hotel, reminded the 140 bishops, FABC officials and funding partners that mission is their identity. Read more . 120316


      Pak Church Wrestles with Persecution, Discrimination

       

      "In Pakistan, the Christian community is a minority and often discriminated in different fields of life," observed by Bishop Benny Travas of Multan on November 30 while presenting his country's response to an FABC document seeking ways to make Catholic families agents of the Church's mission of mercy. Read more . 120316


      Asia's Youngest, Struggling Church at FABC Plenary

       

      With a little more than 1,000 baptized Catholics, six parishes and a bishop's house, the Mongolian Catholic community is trying to make its presence felt in the country. Bishop Wens Padilla of Ulaanbaatar, head of the Catholic Church in Mongolia, explained Catholicism's origin and growth in his country, while addressing the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) at Negombo, Sri Lanka. Read more . 120316


      Corruption, Wealth Polarization Weaken Korean Family

       

      A Korean archbishop has called for urgent intervention by the Church as families in his country are facing increasing divorces and suicides amid economic crisis. "Many families on Korea find themselves in the mire of economic difficulties because of the collapse of the middle class and increasing unemployment," observed Archbishop Hyginus Kim Hee-joong of Gwangju, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Korea (CBCK). Read more . 120316


      Asian Bishops Fete Papua New Guinea's Cardinal

       

      Negombo, Sri Lanka: Papua New Guinea's first cardinal has thanked bishops of Asia for sending missionaries to the Oceania continent. Read more . 120216


      Women's Desk Needs More Attention from Asian Bishops: Secretary

       

      Asian bishops have given their women's desk greater importance in the past three years, but not at par with their other ministries, says a report. However, the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) tried to strengthen its women desk with full membership of five bishops and three secretaries, says the report presented by Wendy M Louis, executive secretary of the women desk. Read more . 120216


      Help Families Discover Christ: Cardinal Alencherry

       

      The Church in Asia needs to help families discover Christ in themselves and others, says Cardinal George Alencherry, head of the Syro-Malabar Church, one of the two Oriental rites in India. Read more . 120216


      Childless Couples, Elderly Challenge Catholic Families in Japan

       

      Decrease in birth rates and increase in aged parents are posing some visible threats to the family life in Japan, one of the few developed countries in Asia. This was revealed by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan (CBCJ) at the eleventh plenary assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) now underway in Negombo, a coastal city near Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital. Read more . 120216


      Sri Lankan Families Need Healing in Post-War Era

       

      Catholic families in Sri Lanka are yet to recover from the horrors of war and violence, the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) was told. Although "the external violence of the protracted war is over, lasting peace is yet to become a reality," said Bishop Robert M. Andradi of Anuradhpura on November 30 while addressing the FABC's eleventh plenary assembly in Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital. Read more . 120216


      Taize Prayer Nourished Asian Bishops' Meet

       

      Taize prayer, an ecumenical form of worship, has become an integral part of the plenary assemblies of the Federation of the Asian Bishops' Conference (FABC) for past 16 years. Read more . 120216


      Sri Lanka's "Little Rome" Hosts Asian Bishops

       

      A sleepy coastal town dotted with churches, coconut trees, lagoons, beaches and fishing boats lived up to its image as Sri Lanka's "Little Rome" by hosting Catholic bishops from across Asia.120116


      Sri Lankan President Applauds Church's Work Among Poor

       

      Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has applauded the Catholic Church for its work among the poor in the island nation. Read more .120116


      FABC Delegates Savor Sri Lankan Religiosity, Culture

       

      The participants of the plenary assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences took a half day break on November 30 to get to know Sri Lanka, their host country. Read more .120116



      Sri Lankan Premier Seeks Bishops' Support in Reconciliation Mission

       

      The Sri Lankan government has sought suggestions from Catholic bishops of Asia in its plan to set up a ministry for family affairs.113016



      Asian Bishops Urged to Aid Families Face Modern Threats

       

      The eleventh plenary assembly of Catholic Bishops of Asia began listening to Pope Francis' special envoy urging them to have a bold vision to transform families facing innumerable problems of modern society.113016



      Asian Bishops Gather for Meet on Family, Mercy

       

      The Meeting of Catholic Bishops from across Asia have arrived in Sri Lankan capital to seek ways to make family the basis of domestic church and center of their mission of mercy in the region. This Plenary Assembly will be on November 28-December 4 at Negombo, a coastal city of Catholic stronghold, near Colombo.112816



      FABC-OSC Bishop's Meet 2016 Final Statement Now Available Online

       

      The Final Statement of the FABC-OSC Bishops' Meet is now available online. This year's gathering of Communication Bishops in Asia was held at K'Long Salesian Retreat House Dalat, Vietnam from October 3-8, 2016. The gathering dealt on the theme : Radio Veritas Asia (RVA) goes Online: Challenges & Opportunities; Strategies & Synergies."110316



      FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for July - September 2016 Now Available Online

       

      The newsletter of FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for July - September 2016 is now available online. 031016

       



      FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for April - June 2016 Now Available Online

       

      The newsletter of FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for April - June 2016 is now available online. 240616

       



      FABC Paper No. 148 Now Available Online

       

      An FABC Paper containing “50 YEARS AFTER INTER MIRIFICA: ASIAN COMMUNICATION CHALLENGES”. This FABC Paper specifically contains The Theological Dimension of Social Media – 50 years after Inter Mirifica by Msgr. Paul Tighe, Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and Inter Mirifica after 50 years: Origin, Directions, Challenges by Fr. Franz-Joseph Eilers, SVD, Director, Asian Research Center for Religion and Social Communication. 220416

       




      FABC OLF Women’s Desk Seminar Message and Recommendations on “Women and the impact of Climate Change”

       

      Message and Recommendations from FABC OLF Women’s Desk Seminar on “Women and the impact of Climate Change”, 7-11 March 2016, Battambang, Cambodia. 041816

       



      FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for January-March Now available Online

       

      The newslettter of FABC-Office of Laity and Family for January - March 2016 is now available online. 300316



      Seventh Asian Movement for Christian Unity (AMCU VII)

       

      The FABC Office of Ecumenical and Intereligious Affairs (FABC-OEIA) together with FABC Climater Change Desk will organize the sevent Asian Movement for Christian Unity in Medan, Indonesia from July 13-16, 2016. The . 281215


      FABC Paper No. 147 Now Available Online

       

      An FABC Paper dealing with the Catholic, Buddhist, Hindu and Islamic Declarations on Climate Change is now available online. 281215


      FABC-OLF Newsletter for October-December Now Available Online

       

      The newslettter of FABC-Office of Laity and Family for October-December 2015 is now available online.041215


      FABC-OSC Bishop's Meet 2015 Final Statement Now Available Online

       

      The Final Statement of the FABC-OSC Bishops' Meet is now available online. This year's gathering of Communication Bishops in Asia was held at Catholic Bishops' Conference Centre, Yangon, Mayanmar from November 16-21, 2015. The gathering dealt on the theme "Challenges of National Office of Social Communication-The Role of Bishops' Meet in Strengthening OSCs in the context of the evolving media scenario."041215


      FABC-OCL Symposium IV Final Statement Now Available Online

       

      The final document of the 4th Symposium of the FABC-Office of Consecrated Life is now available online. The gathering which dealt on the theme, "Evangelization at the Service of New Evangelization in Asia," was held at the Redemptorist Center in Pattaya, Thailand from July 20-25, 2015 . 041215


      Final Statement of BIRA VI Now Available Online

       

      The final statement of the Sixth Bishops’ Institute for Interreligious Affairs (BIRA VI) is now available online. BIRA VI is an Asian celebration of the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate which was held at Redemptorist Center in Pattaya, Thailand from November 16-20, 2015. 031215


      Former FABC-OSC Executive Secretary Franz-Josef Eilers receives Social Communication Leadership Award

       

      Divine Word Father Franz-Josef Eilers received this year’s Titus Brandsma Leadership in Social Communication Award in a ceremony held on November 27 at the Carmelites’ Titus Brandsma Media Center (TBMC) in Quezon City, Philippines.


      The Philippine-Province of the Carmelite Order (OCarm) has conferred the award for this category for the first time to recognize Fr. Eilers’ broad involvement in social communication.


      Known for his writings on social- and pastoral communication, the priest-author has an international track record spanning four decades in social communication formation and academic work. 011215


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      Final Statement of AsIPA VII General Assembly Now Available Online

       

      The Final Statement of AsIPA seventh General Assembly is now available. The assembly was held at Baan Phu Waan Pastoral Training Center in Bangkok, Thailand from October 22-28, 2015. This gathering was attended by 118 participants from 13 Asian countries and some guests from Ghana and Germany. 021115


      Press Release and Continental Church Appeal to COP 21

       

      FABC is sharing the Press Release and the Continental Church Appeal to COP 21 Negotiating Panel. The Appeal was prepared in collaboration with Catholic network CIDSE and Caritas Internationalis and with sponsorship of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace. 261015


      New FABC Related Studies

       

      Two new titles are added to the compilation of FABC Related Studies. The first study is on Fr. Ambrosio Flores, SJ "Towards 'Inculturating Theology in the Context of the Umajamnens of Bukidnon in the Light of FABC Vision of Inculturation." The other is on Sr. Geraldine Sasirekeh Eusabius Soosai Nayagam, RMI study on "The Mission Spirituality of the Claretian Missionary Sisters and the FABC Vision of Evangelization in Asia." The total recorded number of FABC-Related Studies is now 41 (31 Doctoral dissertations and 10 master/licentiate theses).121015


      Further Updates for AsIPA VII General Assembly

       

      The organizers of AsIPA VII General Assembly are posting further informations for the invited participants. This event will be held at Baan Phu Waan Pastoral Centre in Bangkok, Thailand from October 22-28, 2015. 021015


      Lay People in the Asian Church

       

      "Lay People in the Asian Church", the doctoral study of Peter Nguyen Van Hai is now published by an international academic publisher. The study examines the role of the laity in in the Asian Church as reflected in the FABC documents with a special reference to the Apostolic Exhortation "Ecclesia in Asia" of Pope John Paul II and the Pastoral Letters of the Vietnamese Episcopal Conference. Peter Nguyen Van Hai defended his dissertation 2009 at the Australian Catholic University and received a Vice Chancellors' Award of Excellence for his PhD dissertation. His study (cf. list of Doctoral Dissertations) is listed as no. 28 among FABC related studies. 240915



      BILA 3 on Youth Final Statement Now Available Online

       

      The Final Statement of the 3rd Bishops' Institute for Lay Apostolate (BILA III) on Youth is now available on line. This BILA was held at Pace Bene Retreat Centre, Kota Kinabalu from August 3-7, 2015 with the theme "Catholic Youth-Transformed by Christ and His Church, Transforming Asia". 180915


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      BIRA VI Updates

       

      The FABC-OEIA is posting some updates for the 6th Bishops' Institute for Interreligious Affairs (BIRA VI) on "Asian Celebration of 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate". This gathering will be held at Redemotorist Center, Pattaya, Thailand from November 16-20, 2015. The participants are enjoined to contact the organizer for proper coordination and planning.110915


      AsIPA VII General Assembly Updates

       

      The organizer of AsIPA VII general assembly are sending further updates for participants of the same event to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from October 22-28, 2015. 040815



      AsIPA VII General Assembly Updates

       

      Here are some updates posted by organizer of the upcoming Seventh General Assembly of Asian Integral Pastoral Approach (AsIPA) to be held in Bangkok, Thailand from October 22-28, 2015. 090715



      FABC-Office of Laity and Family Newsletter for April-June Now available Online

       

      The newslettter of FABC-Office of Laity and Family for April-June 2015 is now available online. 230615



      FABC Paper 146 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper No. 146 is now available online. This FABC Paper is the result of the study undertaken by the theologians of FABC-Office of Theological Concerns reflecting on the issue of ecology and its impact on Asia. It presents briefly the position of some major Asian traditions on ecology and further explore the issue of ecology from a biblical and theological perspective. 230615



      Pope Francis Encyclical "Laudato Si" Press Release

       

      "Laudato Si, On the Care of our Common Home" is the name of Pope Francis' much awaited Encyclical on Climate Change, which was released today, June 18th, 2015.


      "Although Pope St John Paul II had spoken about the importance of the Care for Creation and Pope Benedict XVI had referred to it so often that he was called the Green Pope, Pope Francis is the first Pope to have devoted an encyclical entirely to this topic. 180615

       

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      FABC Paper 144 and 145 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper No. 144 and 145 are now available online. FABC Paper No. 144 deals with the Apostolic jouney of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka and the Philippines. While FABC Paper No. 145 discusses the Theological reflections on the family from the perspective of the recent Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on Family. FABC 145 is prepared by Fr. Vimal Tirimanna, CSsR and the former executive secretary of FABC-Office of Theological Concerns. 170615



      Program for Climate Change South East Asia Meeting Now Available

       

      The FABC Program for South East Asian Regional Meeting on Climate Change is now available. This regional meeting is organized by the Climate Change Desk (CCD) and the Office of Human Development (OHD) of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences in cooperation with Misereor and will be held at Pope Pius XII Pastoral Center, Manila, Philippines from July 2-3, 2015. This gathering invites the participants from Indonesian and the Philippines Episcopal commission for Justice and Peace/Development and those who are involved in the mitigation and adaptation of climate change measures. The highlights of this gathering includes the discussion of Pope Francis' Encyclical on Climate Change. 090615

       

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      FABC-Office of Theological Concern Latest Publication on Ecology

       

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      The Office of Theological Concern (OTC) of the FABC has recently published an Asian Christian Approach on the issues to Ecology. The title of the new publication is "Towards Responsible Stewardship of Creation An Asian Christian Approach." The publication is a result of the study undertaken by the theologians of FABC-Office of Theological Concerns reflecting on the issue of ecology and its impact on Asia. It presents briefly the position of some major Asian traditions on ecology and further explore the issue of ecology from a biblical and theological perspective. The book is edited by Father Clarence Devadass, executive secretary of the FABC-Office of Theological Concerns. 010515



      FABC-OSC Publishes 'Communicatio Socialis Prints'

       

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      FABC-OSC co-publishes in April the first two volumes of " Communicatio Socialis Prints" (CSP), a collection of scientific papers in Religion and Socials Communication.

       

      Volume 1 titled "Social Communication in Theological Perspective: Communication Theology" is written by Fr. Anh Vu Ta, while volume 2 titled "Social Communication Formation in Seminaries and Schools of Theology: An Investigation" is by Rev.Virgilio F. Ciudadano, Jr.

       

      CSP's are jointly published by FABC-OSC, St. Joseph Freinademetz Communication Center Inc. (JFCC), Asian Research Center for Religion and Social Communication (ARC), and the MAT-SPC (Master of Arts in theology major in Social/Pastoral Communication) program in the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Graduate School. 050515

       

       



      South East Asia Regional Seminar on Climate Change

       

      The Climate Change Desk of FABC will organize a regional seminar on Climate Change in South East Asia for the countries of Indonesia and Philippines. This gathering will be held at Pope Pius XII Pastoral Center in Manila, Philippines from July 2-3, 2015. This regional seminar aims to promote a collective Asian Church's response on climate change and to establish a Climate Change Desk in every Episcopal Conference in Asia. 220415



      FABC Mourns Death of Msgr. Pietro Nguyen Van Tai

       

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      Long-time program director of Radio Veritas Asia, Msgr. Pietro Nguyen Van Tai, died on April 21 in a hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He was 67.

       

      In 2012, Msgr. Tai served as assistant to the Papal Legate of the 10th FABC Plenary Assembly December 10-16 in Xuan Loc diocese east of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 210415

       

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      Asian Celebration of Nostra Aetate 50th Anniversary

       

      The FABC Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs is organizing an Asian celebration of Nostra Aetate 50th anniversary on November 16-20, 2015. The venue for this gathering will be at the Redemptorist Center in Pattaya, Thailand and is open to all bishops working with episcopal commission on Interreligious Dialogue. 140415



       

      Bishop Emeritus of Dili, Timor Leste dies

       

      Bishop Alberto Ricardo Da Silva, the Bishop Emeritus of Dili, Timor Leste passed away on April 2, 2015. He was 71. The FABC family extends condolence and prayers for the family and friends of Bishop Da Silva. May he rest in peace! 060415



       

      Final Statement of BILA X on Laity Now Available Online

       

      The Final Statement of the 10th Bishops' Institute for Lay Apostolate on Laity (BILA X on Laity) is now available online. This gathering has explored the theme "The Role and Mission of Laity in the 21st Century on the occassion of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council." BILA X was held at Camillian Pastoral Center in Bangkok, Thailand from March 2-6, 2015. 270315



      AsIPA VII General Assembly

       

      The AsIPA Desk of the FABC Office of Laity and Family will hold their 7th General Assembly from October 22-28, 2015 at Bann Phu Waan Pastoral Training Center in Bangkok, Thailand. The theme for this gathering is "Small Christian Communities/Basic Ecclesial Communities Living with People of Different Faiths and Beliefs."170315


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      FABC-OCL shares Documents on the Year of Consecrated Life

       

      The FABC Office of Consecrated Life shares documents featuring the celebration of the "Year of the Consecrated Life." These documents include the prayer for year of the consecrated life, the logo and its explanation, some pertinent websites on the celebration this event. 250215



      Symposium on Consecrated Life at the Service of New Evangelization

       

      The FABC Office of Consecrated Life (OCL) will organize a symposium on "Consecrated Life at the Service of New Evangelization". This symposuim will be held at the Redemptorist Center in Pattaya, Thailand from July 20-25, 2015. 230215


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      FABC Paper 143 Now Available Online

       

      The FABC Paper No. 143 on Families in Asia is now available online. This FABC Paper contains the Final Statements of the different BILAs on Family conducted by the Family and Women Desk of the FABC Office of Laity and Family. This FABC paper also discusses the result of the survey on Family Ministry in Asia condcted by the same FABC office. 190215



      BILA X on Laity Postponed

       

      The 10th Bishops Institute for Laity Apostolate (BILA X) of the FABC Office of Laity and Family has been postponed from February 2-5, 2015 to March 2-6, 2015 and relocated to another venue upon the request of the local host and its organizers. The new venue for BILA X on Laity will be the Camillian Pastoral Centre in Latkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand. This three-day gathering will explore on the theme "The Role and Mission of the Laity in the 21st Century."180215


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      Proclaiming the Joy of the Gospel as Renewed Evangelizers in Asia


      The Office of Clergy of the FABC has organized a seminar for Bishops, Priests and Formators on the theme "Proclaiming the Joy of the Gospel as Renewed Evangelizers in Asia." This seminar was held at the Redemptorists' Retreat House in Pattaya, Thailand from November 10-15,2014. The documents presented in this seminar are now availbale online. 170215

       


      Consultation on Peace and Reconciliation


      The FABC Office of Human Development (OHD) will conduct a Consultation on Peace and Reconciliation in Asia from April 06-11, 2015. This consulation is supported by the Catholic Relief Service of Asia and will be held at the Camillian Pastoral Centre in, Bangkok, Thailand. 160215

       


      FABC- Central Committe and FABC Offices Meeting


      The FABC Central Committe and the FABC Offices will have their regular meeting from Febraury 26-27, 2015. The venue of their meeting will be at the FABC Documentation Centre in St. Louis Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand. The agenda of the meeting includes the plans and operations of the FABC offices and the eleventh FABC plenary assembly. 120215

       


       

      FABC- Signatory to Continental Bishops' Statement on Climate Change


      The FABC is one of the signatories to the Continental Bishops' statement on Climate Change presented to the 20th Conference of Parties (COP20) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The continental gathering of Bishops was organized by the Peruvian Bishops' Conference in Lima on December 5, 2014 to join the effort of world leaders (COP 20) gathered for the signing of a legally binding climate agreement in Paris in 2015. FABC was represented by Bishop Theotonius Gomes, auxiliary bishop of Dhaka (Emeritus), Bangladesh. Bishop Gomes also delivered the Message of the Interfaith Summit on Climate Change to the assembly. 080215

       


      Requesting Prayers for Bishop of Dili


      The FABC Central Secretariat is requesting the entire FABC family to remember in prayers and mass intentions Bishop Alberto Ricardo da Silva of Dili, Timor Leste. Bishop da Silva is seriously ill despite the medical interventions he has received. Let us recommend him to our merciful Lord so that he can continue his pastoral ministry in Timor Leste and in Asia. 280115

       

       


      First FABC Climate Change Regional Seminar


      The FABC Climate Change Desk will organize their first regional seminar for South Asia on March 3-4, 2015. This seminar will be held in Mumbai, India and will discuss the contextualization of the second FABC Climate Change seminar to South Asia. This seminar is open for presidents and bishops chairpersons of the episcopal commission for Justice and Peace/Development of the different bishops conferences in South Asia. Other persons involved in the mitigation and adaptation of climate change measures in South Asia are also invited. 140115

       

       

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      New Asian Cardinals


      The Holy Father has announced last January 04, 2015 the election of 15 new cardinals including the three Asian Archbishops Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon of Ha Noi, Vietnam; Charles Maung Bo, sdb of Yangon, Myanmar and Francis Xavier Kriengsak Kovithavanij of Bangkok, Thailand. The three elected Cardinals will be elevated to the Office by Pope Francis on February 15, 2015 and will join the consistory. We congratulate and pray for them. 050115



      19th Annual FABC-OSC Bishop' Meet Final Statement Now Available


      The Final Statement of the 19th annual FABC-Office of Social Communication Bishops' Meet is now available. Bishops' Meet is the annual gathering of bishop-chairmen and secretaries responsible for social communication in FABC-member bishops' conferences. This year's gathering was held at Macau's Diocesan Pastoral Center in Coloane. The theme was "Message of 10th Plenary Assembly - Spirituality of New Evagelization: The Communication Dimension." 031214



       

       

       

       

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