The 9th Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) will issue a message to the Churches and Christians in Asia at the conclusion of the August 10-16 meeting.
The text refers to the role and importance of the Eucharist in the life of Christians in Asia. Christians in Asia are encouraged in the unity given by the Eucharist to “cross boundaries of religion and race, culture and language, caste and class, as well as to forge bonds of fellowship within and also with the people of other religions and cultures.”
The message encourages families to listen to the Word of God regularly, especially on Sundays. A culture of listening to the Word of God is encouraged as a basis for authentic Christian spirituality.
A longer final document on the theme of the assembly “Living the Eucharist in Asia” was agreed upon in principle, but will be published in a final version at a later stage. 150809