Members of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Vietnam (CBCV) gathered at the Pastoral Center of the Archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City to begin CBCV’s XII Assembly, which is a triennial event to elect new Standing Committee (Central Secretariat) and Leadership for the Episcopal Commissions.
FABC -- The 10th Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) opened on Dec. 11 at Xuan Loc Pastoral Centre, part of a large compound of the Catholic diocese of Xuan Loc in Dong Nai Province, east of Ho Chi Minh City.
[www.fabc.org - 30 Oct. 2012] – The 10th FABC Plenary Assembly to be held in Vietnam from November 19–24 is postponed to December 10–16, 2012. The postponement is due to the absence of some participating Asian bishops who will be attending the consistory for six new cardinals including Archbishop Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines and Archbishop Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal of Trivandrum, India. The venue of the Plenary Assembly will be at Xuan Loc, Vietnam.
The Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) is the fulfillment of the dream of the Bishops of Asia when they met together for the first time in 1968 in Manila soon after the Vatican II.