In 1970, on the occasion of Pope Paul VI’s visit to Manila (November 28 – 30), the Asian bishops came together for the first time. From that meeting flowed the desire to strengthen the collegiality among them and a need to define and articulate what it means to be ‘Church in Asia’ in the spirit of Vatican II. This, then, gave birth to the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference - FABC.
The year 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of that significant moment. To observe this landmark, the FABC intends to gather in a General Conference to commemorate and to chart the direction for the coming years.
Intervention of Sister Rekha, our Superior General from 1 h. 19 min. - Read her speech