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Asian bishops elect new leaders

The term of office of new three top leaders will begin in January 2025
Members of the central committee of the Federation of Bishops Conferences of Asia (FABC) pose for a photograph after their Feb. 22 meeting in Bangkok that elected the federation's new leader.

Members of the central committee of the Federation of Bishops Conferences of Asia (FABC) pose for a photograph after their Feb. 22 meeting in Bangkok that elected the federation's new leader. (Photo: Facebook)

Published: February 23, 2024 03:34 AM GMT
Updated: February 23, 2024 05:35 AM GMT

Asian bishops have elected Indian cardinal Felipe Neri Ferrao as the new president of their federation and Filipino Bishop Pablo Virgilio David as vice president.

The central committee of the Federation of Bishops Conferences of Asia (FABC) that met in Bangkok on Feb. 22 also re-elected Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi of Tokyo as secretary general for a second term.

The term of office of all three will begin in January 2025, Archbishop Kikuchi said in a social media post.

Ferrão of Goa, in western India, will replace Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon as president and David will replace Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith as vice president.

Ferrão is the president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), the body of the Latin rite bishops in India.

David heads the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines.

The federation is a voluntary association of 17 conferences and two synods of Oriental Churches in Asia. It was established with the approval of the Vatican five decades ago.

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