The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) is requesting the faithful to unite in prayers as the ongoing General Conference of the Federation of Asian Bishop focuses its activities for the Philippines on its second day.
“The Organizing Committee would like to request the Filipinos to pray for the General Conference in a special way since the Philippines will be the main focus of the day’s activity. Kindly have this included in the intentions in all the Masses in the parishes that day,” according to CBCP.
The Philippines will lead the morning prayers on October 13. Kalookan Bishop and CBCP President Pablo Virgilio David will be the day’s moderator while Cardinal Orlando Quevedo, Archbishop Emeritus of Cotabato will preside the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
Carrying the theme “FABC 50: Journeying together as peoples of Asia”…and they went a different way.” (Mt 2:12), the conference will run from October 12-30, 2022, at the Pastoral Center of the Archdiocese of Bangkok in Baan Phu Waan, Thailand.
The objective of the conference is to “to reflect on the re-emerging and emerging realities and challenges of the Church in Asia.”
“She faces re-emerging realities and challenges ad extra, in the Asian reality that surrounds her, as well as emerging realities and challenges ad intra, as she turns the page from being a “mission church” to a “missionary Church,” according to FABC website.
FABC is a voluntary association of episcopal conferences in Asia, established with the approval of the Holy See with its President Cardinal Charles Bo of Yangon of Myanmar.
The purpose of the federation is to foster among its members solidarity and co-responsibility for the welfare of Church and society in Asia. - RCAM
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