South-East Asia


CBF South-East Asia Subregion

CBF South-East Asia Subregion is among the most active and best organized regions in the Catholic Biblical Federation. Nonetheless, it still faces some challenges and difficulties. In most of the countries which comprise this region, Christians are a minority, frequently treated with suspicion or even hostility. Some of their communism-influenced governments restrict religious freedom. At the same time, South East Asia enriches the Federation by its significant experience in the area of interreligious dialogue. The Catholic Church in the Philippines with its well established and regular activities – Bible weeks, Bible Month, summer camps for the youth, and activities of numerous biblical centers run by lay people – plays a leading role in pastoral biblical ministry in the region. Its another significant aspect is a fruitful cooperation of CBF members with the United Bible Societies.


Dr. Natividad B. Pagadut

CBF South-East Asia Coordinator
Manila (Philippines)

Updates from South-East Asia

"The Word of God and healing Wounds in Asia" - CBF South-East Asia Convention
05 Jan 2022

A three-day CBF South-East Asia convention started today, Wednesday 5 January. The event is being held in online mode.

Praying for CBF-Southeast Asia
06 Mar 2021

Online Prayer Meeting of the CBF Southeast Asia Subregion.

"The Church, the Word of God and the World in a Pandemic Crisis" - Online Conference
29 Oct 2020

The South-East Asia Subregion of the Catholic Biblical Federation organised a teleconference on the topic: "The Church, the Word of God and the World in a Pandemic Crisis: Coping with the Crisis in the Light of Scriptures and Envisioning a New Normal in the Aftermath". The conference took place on StreamYard platform on October 28, 2020 from 2:00 - 5:00 PM Philippine time and was streamed on Youtube and Facebook and had over 600 followers.