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Climate Change Desk

FABC - Asian Statement for the Amazon


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

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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"

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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.



Climate Change Seminar Final Statement


The Final Statement of the seminar on "Climate Change and its Impact on Asia-Challenges and the Response of the Church in Asia," is now available online. 241011




Global Warming and Climate Change and its Impact on Asia

Challenges and the response of the Church


Jointly organized by FABC Central Secretariat and Misereor, Germany

Venue: Bangkok, 19 and 20 October 2011


click here for further details  101011

FABC Central Secretariat New Office



The FABC-Central Secretariat moves to a spacious new office after 30 years, thanks to the Bishop of Hong Kong. 280110

IX FABC Plenary Statement Released



The "Final Document" on "Living the Eucharist in Asia" of the 9th Plenary Assembly of the FABC held in Manila August 10-16, 2009 was released on January 27, 2010. The document was prepared by a team of the FABC-Office of Theological Concerns, discussed at the Plenary in 2009, and finally completed for publication in January 2010.

The statement's considerations follow the structure of a Eucharistic celebration proceeding from Introductory Rites, the Liturgy of the Word, to the Eucharistic Prayer, the Rite of Communion and Conclusion. Every section presents "Contextualized Pastoral Implications." Some pastoral recommendations on Formation towards Eucharistic Life, the Celebration and Adoration of the Word, Living the Eucharist and Missionary Orientation conclude the document.

In an acompanying letter to the 25-page document, Archbishop Quevedo, omi, the general secretary of the FABC, proposes to the FABC-member bishops' conferences and associate members to present the document in the light of the prevailing situation of the respective conference or diocese, to use it in retreats, recollections and assemblies as well as in houses of formation, seminaries and even on the parish level. 280110

"Living the Eucharist in Asia," Final Statement of the IX FABC Plenary Assembly

FABC Paper No. 125 Published



The FABC Paper No. 125 titled "FABC Papers, Period Index" is now available. The publication, edited by Maryknoll Fr. James Kroeger, lists the FABC Papers nos. 100 to 124 with each publication's title and content. It gives a short summary, listing of subjects mentioned and names of persons cited in the text. Each entry in the 24-page Paper is contained in one full page. The listing of FABC Papers covers a period of eight years. The publication ends with a list of academic- and mainly doctoral- dissertations on and about the FABC. 100709

FABC Paper: Inter-Faith Marriages



"Theological and Pastoral Perspectives of Inter-Faith Marriages" is the theme of the latest FABC Paper No. 127 published by the Central Secretariat of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) in Hong Kong. The paper develops further the considerations of a theological colloquium of Asian bishops in Hong Kong in May 2006 (FABC Paper No. 118), without claiming that the new publication "will be exhaustive in its theological and pastoral treatment of the issues of inter-faith marriages" (Introduction). The expression "inter-faith marriage" refers to "the marriage of a Catholic with a believer who is not a Christian and is not baptized" (Introduction). An opening situationer is followed by a theological vision, a longer section on the challenges and opportunities of pastoral practice, and the "Rites of Inter-Faith Marriages." The situations in Thailand and Japan are especially studied. The publication concludes with a section on "Islam and Inter-Faith Marriages." The Paper is edited by Fr. Vimal Tirimanna, CsSR, the executive secretary of the FABC-Office of Theological Concerns. "FABC Papers" aim to "bring the thinking of Asian experts to a wider audience and to develop critical analysis of the problems facing the Church in Asia." 220609





His Eminence Charles Maung Cardinal Bo, SDB


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His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith

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