Sub-Saharan Africa, 21 January, 2021 / 10:54 pm (ACI Africa).
Church leaders in Africa have, in a virtual conference, reviewed the status of Biblical apostolate on the continent.
During the Wednesday, January 20 event organized by the Catholic Biblical Federation (CBF), the world fellowship of international and local organizations committed to the biblical-pastoral ministry, the participants focused on the activities of the Catholic Biblical Centre for Africa and Madagascar (BICAM), an initiative of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).
At the event, the Director of BICAM, Fr. Albert Ngengi Mundele shared about the Bible translation initiative revealing that a 2018 assessment by his office indicated that the Holy Book has been partially or completely translated to several native languages in the region, but not all.
“Two years ago, BICAM organized an international conference on Bible and Orality in Africa and the recommendation was that we should develop some materials and tools for the use of powerful orality in the proclamation of the word of God,” Fr. Mundele, who has been at the helm of BICAM since 2017, told the participants.
To promote the Biblical Apostolate, the Professor of Sacred Scriptures, Biblical methods and approaches and biblical languages (Hebrew and Greek) underscored the need to apply orality of the Bible in evangelization activities across Africa.