Two organisations of Divine Word Missionaries in Congo, namely Verbum Bible and Centre Liloba joined the International Biblical Congress organised by the Catholic Biblical Federation (CBF) in Rome last April 23-26 2019. These two organizations are represented by Fr Xene Sanchez SVD of Verbum Bible and Fr Leopold Dituna SVD of Centre Liloba (Word).
The Catholic Biblical Federation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the Federation by organising an International Biblical Congress. The Congress reflected upon the work and fruit of the Federation during past 50 years, identified the challenges for Biblical pastoral ministry in the current ecclesial reality and outlined its objectives and priorities for the coming years.
The theme of the Congress was “THE BIBLE AND LIFE: Biblical Inspiration of the Entire Pastoral Life and Mission of the Church (VD 73), Experiences and Challenges.
Pope Francis on Friday met the participants of the International Bible Congress and left them with a compelling message that the Bible is not a beautiful collection of sacred books to study, it is the Word of life to be proclaimed through the streets of the world.