Dhaka: The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh (CBCB) celebrated its Golden Jubilee on May 27, at Mohammadpur, Dhaka. Established in 1971, the CBCB aimed to transform the church in Bangladesh to a synodal church.
“The golden jubilee of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference is a historic moment for the church,” remarked Archbishop Bejoy N. D’Cruze, the President of CBCB. The events for the day included an inaugural program, a seminar at the CBCB center along with the celebration of the Holy Mass and display of the activities of the various CBCB commissions.
Before the establishment of the CBCB, the bishops of Bangladesh were a part of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Pakistan. Although Bangladesh is a Muslim majority country, Christians in the country account to 600,000. The Catholic Church in Bangladesh consists of eight dioceses and two archdioceses.
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