To maximize the implementation of all of the statements made in Koronadal City (formerly Marbel) after the 21st National Bible Workshop, we found it helpful to come up with a Bible Congress which aims 1) to deepen the awareness of everyone involved in the different commissions of the CBCP, including the Bible Apostolate on the importance of the Word of God in the mission and vision of the Church as found in Verbum Domini, 2) to provide a venue for updating on current studies on the Bible 3) to motivate the participants to appreciate the Word of God and be actively involved in its use and reflection in their respective ministries and commissions and also in the distribution of bibles to all parishes and dioceses.
We sought the approval of our Chairman Bp. Sofronio Bancud. After getting the go signal, we called up Bp. Rene Mayugba for the venue which he graciously accepted with cordial enthusiasm. Thus, we are preparing for this momentous event. (From the Circular Letter of the Executive Secretary)