Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences

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Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences
Abbreviation FABC
Legal status Civil nonprofit
Region served
Asia
Membership
Episcopal conferences of Asia
Main organ
Conference
Website www.fabc.org

The Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC) is an association of episcopal conferences of Catholic Church in South, Southeast, East and Central Asia. The federation fosters solidarity and joint responsibility for the welfare of the Church and of society in the region.[1]

The conference includes sixteen (or nineteen) Bishops' Conferences from Bangladesh, East Timor, India (both the CBCI and the individual conferences of the Syro-Malabar, Syro-Malankara and Roman 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.[2]

Member Bishops' Conferences[edit]

Map of Bishops' Conferences in FABC

Full members[edit]

Associate members[edit]

Presidents[edit]

Asian Youth Day[edit]

Asian Youth Day was started in 1999 under the auspices of the federation.[4]
AYD 1 - 1999, Hua Hin, Thailand, “Asian Youth Journeying with Jesus Towards the Third Millenium”
AYD 2 - 2001, Taipei, Taiwan, “We are called to Sanctity and Solidarity”
AYD 3 - 2003, Bangalore, India, “Asian Youth for Peace”
AYD 4 - 2006, Hong Kong, “Asian Youth, Hope of Asian Families”
AYD 5 - 2009, Imus, Philippines, “YAsia Fiesta: Young Asians Come Together Share the Word, Live the Eucharist”
AYD 6 - 2014, Daejeon, Korea, “Wake Up Asian Youth! The glory of the Martyrs shines on you”
AYD 7 - 2017, Semarang, Indonesia, “Asian Youth: Gospel’s Joy of Multiculturalistic Asia”

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences'". Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences'. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  2. ^ "members". Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences'. Retrieved 2012-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (F.A.B.C.)". GCatholic.org. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  4. ^ "AYD Background & History". 

Further reading[edit]

  • Rosale, Gaudencio; Arevalo, C. G., eds. (1997). For All the Peoples of Asia, FABC Documents from 1970-1991. 1. Claretian Publications. 
  • Eilers, Franz-Josef, ed. (1997). For All the Peoples of Asia, FABC Documents from 1992-1996. 2. Claretian Publications. 
  • Eilers, Franz-Josef, ed. (2002). For All the Peoples of Asia, FABC Documents from 1997 to 2001. 3. Claretian Publications. 
  • Eilers, Franz-Josef, ed. (2007). For All the Peoples of Asia, FABC Documents from 2002 to 2006. 4. Claretian Publications. 
  • Vimal, Tirimanna, ed. (2014). For All the Peoples of Asia, FABC Documents from 2007 to 2012. 5. Claretian Publications.