News & Events

19 – 23 September, 2022

Joint Workshop on Intertextual Reading of Sacred Scriptures

A group of 7 scholars met


Strategic Planning Meeting of the CCBI Commission for Bible

The bishops, the priests, the religious, and the lay faithful involved in the Bible Apostolate gathered together... Readmore

Approval of the Bible Translation in Mundari.

The procedural guideline has been evolved for granting the imprimatur. The Bible... Readmore

Bible Wallpapers for Mobile in Regional languages.

The three regions – Karnataka, Telugu, and Tamil – are creating and circulating bible wallpapers for mobile every day.

Talk on Vatican Radio.

An interview was given on Vatican Radio on the profile and the activities of the Commission.

Networking with the CRI.

The names of the contact persons of the religious congregations (men and women) for the Bible Apostolate have been collected and a database is created.

Meeting the Regional Secretaries.

In the light of the Circular issued by the CCBI Secretary General the regional secretaries (14 regions) meeting was organized on 20 August 2021. Moreover, the meetings with the regional secretaries with the diocesan secretaries of the North East, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu were held in September and October.

Presentation at the CBCI Bishops-Theologians Symposium.

A paper was presented on 21 July 2021 at CBCI Bishops-Theologians Symposium, on Querida Amazonia’s Challenges to Biblical Interpretation in India.

Training on Socio-Psychological Interpretation of the Bible.

In October two training sessions were conducted for the Divine Word Missionaries (SVDs) of Central India Province, and India Hyderabad Province.

Biblical-Pastoral Retreat for the Clergy and the Religious on Inner Freedom.

The online retreat was conducted from 18 – 23 October 2021. The retreat was preached by the Executive Secretary. 16 persons participated in it. The recordings are made available on our YouTube channel.

Biblical Hebrew Foundational Course.

As part of the ‘Read the Bible in Original’ series, the Commission arranged a 30-hour course (July – August 2021) on Biblical Hebrew. 6 students have completed the course and have been awarded certificate.

Guidelines for the Commissions based on Verbum Domini, Evangelii Gaudium, and Aperuit Illis.

Insights are being taken from these documents and practical guidelines and proposals are being worked for the implementation at the diocesan, regional, and national levels.

Seminar on Amoris Laetitia.

A seminar was arranged for our St. Paul Bible College students in April 2021.

Vacation Bible School (VBS) 2022.

Materials are being prepared modeled after Oratorio Estivo in Italy. The work is supervised by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. John Rodrigues, the Member Bishop of the Commission.

Nihil Obstat for Adult Catechism.

The Emmaus Experience: Catechism for Adults. Vols. I, II, and III, the prospective work by the CCBI Commission for Catechesis, was reviewed for Nihil Obstat.

Bible Sunday 2021.

Posters and liturgical leaflet have been prepared and sent to the regional commissions.

International Collaboration.

Most Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Peter Abir, the Chairman of the Commission made a presentation on the Bible Apostolate in India at the CBF online meeting on 18 June 2021. The CCBI Bible Commission collaborates with CBF, CBAI (Catholic Bible Association of India), BSI (Bible Society of India), and TPI (Theological Publications in India). The efforts have been initiated to collaborate with the Pontifical Biblical Commission, Rome.

Joint Webinar on St. Joseph.

The Commission for Bible, in collaboration with Jesuit Chennai Province Commission for Dialogue and Spirituality, is organizing a webinar series (6 lectures from July to December 2021) on St. Joseph. His Grace Most Rev. Dr. Anil Joseph Thomas Couto, the CCBI Secretary General, gave a presidential felicitation on Wednesday, 27 November 2021, at the 4th webinar in the series.

Nihil Obstat for St. Paul’s New Community Bible.

St. Paul’s Publications has asked for nihil obstat for their New Community Bible. A committee has been employed under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Assisi Saldanha, CSSR, to study the text.

Lectio Divina on YouTube.

Since 15 August 2021. Lectio divina voice-over presentation in English is made available through our St. Paul Online Bible College channel.

St. Paul Bible Correspondence Course.

The Bible Correspondence Course was initiated on 31 July 2021. About 190 students have registered. This is a two-year diploma program with 24 lessons.

Tribute to Tamil Bible Scholars.

The Commission for Bible co-hosted an online tribute to three eminent Bible scholars who passed away due to Covid-19 - Rev. Dr. S. J. Antonysamy, Chennai,... Readmore

Lectio Post in Instagram.

The Bible Commission has launched its Instagram page on 31 May 2021. Since then, it has been distributing Smartphone Posters with a brief Lectio Divina.

Towards the CBF Plenary Assembly

In view of the forthcoming plenary assembly Catholic Biblical Federation, Germany, organizes regional meetings, to listen to the Bible Apostolate projects undertaken. Most Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Peter Abir, the Chairman,... Readmore

Online Lectures at St. Paul Bible College

The students of St. Paul Online Bible College benefit from the online lectures held on the last Sunday of every month. The lectures held and the lecturers assisted... Readmore

Review for Nihil Obstat.

Review for Nihil Obstat. The Emmaus Experience: Catechism for Adults. Vols. I, II, and III, the prospective work by the CCBI Commission for Catechesis, was reviewed for Nihil Obstat.

Regional Secretaries’ Meet

The Regional Secretaries’ Meet was held on Thursday, 25 March 2021, at Google Meet. Most Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Peter Abir, the Chairman of the Commission, presided... Readmore

Installation of the New Secretary

On Friday, 5 March 2021, His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Peter Abir, the Chairman of the Commission for Bible, installed Rev. Dr. Yesu Karunanidhi... Readmore

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