FABC -- Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales, papal legate to the 10th Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC), conveyed the wish of Pope Benedict XVI for Asian bishops to renew their zeal in showing love for Christ, the Gospel and Church, and to boost their efforts to witness to the faith through dialogue.
It is 40 years since the Bishops of Asia set up the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC), a coordinating body of the Catholic Church in Asia. The event is being celebrated during the tenth plenary assembly of the leaders and delegates of the various Bishops' Conferences in the continent when they meet in Vietnam from 10 to 16 December, 2012.
WCBCV -- Permit me to share with you not my thinking, but my feeling about the way of living the Word of God and His wisdom, in responding to the challenges of the today society, especially in my crowded city, where, after 1975, many people and the diocese were suffering of many loss, loss of property, loss of human rights ... (Card. JB. Phạm Minh Mẫn)
We, the 45 participants – bishops, and representatives- from the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) – gathered at Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand, September 3-9, 2012, for the eighth “Bishops’ Institute for Social Communication (BISCOM VIII) to study the theme “Social Media: Surfing, Networking, Blogging, Gaming, Addiction, Challenges and Opportunities for Communication Ministry in Asia.”
Some 43 Bishops, priests, religious and lay people from 11 Asian countries participated in the eighth “Bishops’ Institute for Social Communication” (BISCOM 8) at Assumption University, Bangkok September 3-9, 2012.