Catholic Biblical Federation (CBF)

Fédération biblique catholique (FBC)
Federación Biblica Católica (FEBIC)
Katholische Bibelföderation (KBF)
Federação Biblica Católica (FBC)
Federazione Biblica Cattolica (FBC)

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History

16 Apr 1969, Rome (Italy), under the title World Catholic Federation for the Biblical Apostolate (WCFBA) -- Fédération catholique mondiale pour la pastorale biblique -- Federación Biblica Católica Mundial -- Katholische Welt-Bibelföderation (KWBF), under the auspices of the Secretariat for Christian Unity, as an international organization functioning within the area of Episcopal Conferences (Vatican II Constitution on Divine Revelation, Ch 6). Recognized by the Holy See, to which it relates through the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (PCPCU). Present title adopted 1990. Previously also referred to in Portuguese and Italian as Federação Biblica Católica Mundial -- Federazione Cattolica Mondiale per l'Apostolato Biblico and Federação Biblica Católica (FBC) -- Federazione Biblica Cattolica (FBC). Constitution drafted May 1970; adopted Apr 1972; amended 1978 and 1984; approved by the Holy See 27 Apr 1985; last amended and approved 2 - 12 July 1996, Hong Kong. Constitution approved by the Holy See, 20 May 1997.

Aims

Promote the use of Sacred Scripture in all aspects of evangelization as the mission of the Church. Foster and support the work of Catholic organizations for biblical-pastoral ministry which, worldwide, collaborate with bishops to make the Word of God available to all by: promoting translation and widespread distribution of the sacred Scriptures, the study, understanding and use of the Bible among Catholic clergy and lay people and a pastoral care that is solidly founded on the Scriptures; assisting and maintaining cooperation with other organizations in matters of mutual concern; assisting local churches in need in their biblical-pastoral ministry.

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Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 130 countries
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UIA Org ID

B3954

Last News Received

2014
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