Friends of the CBF is a not for profit and a voluntary organization serving the Catholic Biblical federation - Catholic institution created in 1969 to carry out the recommendations of the II Vatican Council concerning the Bible. The Federation’s aim is to be of service to the Bishops in the fulfillment of their responsibility to proclaim the Word of God to all the faithful.
Our mission is to help the Catholic Biblical Federation to:
promote and develop the Biblical Pastoral Ministry in the Catholic Church in collaboration with the Bishops and the Bishops’ Conferences
participate actively in the Church’s mission of evangelization by sharing the Word of God
facilitate a fruitful sharing and networking of Biblical Pastoral experiences and reflection, methods and materials as well as other resources among its various members
promote and support the translation, production and distribution of the Bible at Catholic and interconfessional levels.
promote biblical studies and the production of educational tools for the sake of a better approach to and understanding of the Bible.
support the work of Catholic organizations for biblical pastoral ministry
establish bridges between biblical science, pastoral ministry and Church communities on all levels.
promote interconfessional dialogue based on the common heritage of the Judeo-Christian Scriptures, and also the dialogue between the religions based on Sacred Scripture and those scriptures considered as sacred by other religions