The Catholic Biblical Federation (CBF) is a Catholic world fellowship of international and local organizations committed to the biblical-pastoral ministry. It was inaugurated by the Pope Paul VI on April 16, 1969 to carry out the recommendations of the II Vatican Council concerning the Bible. The Federation’s aim is to be of service to the Bishops in the fulfillment of their responsibility to proclaim the Word of God to all the faithful.
The primary task of the Catholic Biblical Federation (CBF) resides in the effort to promote and develop the Biblical Pastoral Ministry in such a way as to allow the Word of God as present in Sacred Scripture to become a dynamic source of inspiration for all areas of the life and mission of the Church in today’s world, following the lines set forth in the Second Vatican Council’s Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation “Dei Verbum” and in the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation “Verbum Domini”, as well as in the documents of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and in collaboration with the Bishops and the Bishops’ Conferences.
The Catholic Biblical Federation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Federation by organizing an International Biblical Congress in Rome from April 23-26, 2019. The Congress shall reflect upon the work and fruit of the Federation during past 50 years, identify the challenges for Biblical pastoral ministry in the current ecclesial reality and outline its objectives and priorities for the coming years.
The Academic Director of the Congress - Prof. Dr. Nuria Calduch-Benages
Prof. Dr. Nuria Calduch-Benages is a professor of the Old Testament in the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Gregorian University and an invited professor at the Pontifical Biblical Institute (Rome). She is the Director of the Reviews Section of the Biblica (PIB, Rome) and assiduous collaborator of the Catholic Biblical Federation.
The Honour Committee of the Congress comprises prominent church authorities associated with the Catholic Biblical Federation: