Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences
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The Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) is an association of conferences of bishops of Catholic Churches in South, Southeast, East and Central Asia. The federation fosters solidarity and joint responsibility for church and society welfare in the region.
The conference includes sixteen (or nineteen) Bishops' Conferences from Bangladesh, East Timor, India (CBCI representing all three Churches of Syro-Malabar, Syro-Malankara and Latin Rites), Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Laos-Cambodia, Malaysia-Singapore-Brunei, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Taiwan (RoC), Thailand and Vietnam. Associate members are from Hong Kong, Macau, Mongolia, Nepal, Novosibirsk (Russia), Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.
- Cardinal Stephen Kim Sou-hwan, Archbishop of Seoul, South Korea (1973 – 1977)
- Archbishop Mariano Gaviola y Garcés, Archbishop of Lipa, Philippines (1977–1984)
- Archbishop Henry Sebastian D’Souza, Archbishop of Calcutta, India (1984–1993)
- Archbishop Oscar V Cruz, Archbishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines(1993–2000)
- Archbishop Oswald Thomas Colman Gomis, Archbishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2000–2005)
- Cardinal Orlando Beltran Quevedo, Archbishop of Cotabato, Philippines (2005 – 2011)
- Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, India (2011 – )
Asian Youth Day
Asian Youth Day was started in 1999 under the auspices of the federation.
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