Journey of the Federation of

Asian Bishops' Conference

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The Federation of the Asian Bishops Conferences (FABC) was born, in Manila, under the patronage of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Asia and St Pope Paul VI.

The first meeting of the Asian Bishops’ Conferences was convened in Hong Kong.

The Federation of the Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) was officially constituted.

The ‘Three-fold dialogue’ was initiated at the first FABC Plenary Assembly in Taipei, Taiwan.

At the third FABC Plenary Assembly, the Church realizes her role in communion and mission concerning other communities.

A holistic approach to evangelization was necessitated in retrospect to the key highlight of the fifth FABC Plenary Assembly – ‘New way of being and becoming Church.’

St Pope John Paul II addresses the Asian Bishops on the 25th anniversary of the FABC, during the 6th Plenary Assembly.

Five pastoral priorities were identified at the 6th Plenary Assembly in Manila, Philippines, namely: family, women & girl-child, youth, ecology, displaced persons.

The need for a
Holistic Family Ministry was felt.

At the 11th Plenary Assembly in Colombo, Sri Lanka, ‘Spirituality of the family’ was the focal point of the discussion.

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