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Asian bishops elect Indian, Filipino prelates as next heads 

The Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences has elected the cardinal of Goa in India and the bishop of Kalookan in the Philippines as president and vice-president, respectively. 

Cardinal Felipe Neri Ferrão of Goa and Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Kalookan were elected as the next top officials of FABC during its central committee meeting at the Camillian Home for Children Living with Disabilities in Bangkok, Thailand on Feb. 22.

Ferrão and David will take over from Cardinal Charles Maung Bo of Yangon and Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo as president and vice president, respectively. 

Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi of Tokyo has been reelected as Secretary General for a second term. The tenure of the three FABC officials is set to commence in January 2025.

Ferrão is the president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) while David heads the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines. 

The FABC is a voluntary association of episcopal conferences in Asia that was established with the approval of the Holy See.

It aims to foster among its members solidarity and co-responsibility for the welfare of the Church and society in Asia.

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It comprises 17 episcopal conferences and two synods of Oriental Churches in Asia.

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