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Office of Social Communication (OSC)




Functions & Activities

Radio Veritas Asia


News & Comm. INFO


Research & Study




To bring a Christian dimension to all communication activities and develop 'Social Communication' within the Asian Catholic community in order to support Christian living and the service of the Gospel.

- FABC Meeting, Johor Bahru (1983)


  1. Liaison with the Pontifical Council for Social Communication, in promoting concerns like the yearly World Communication Day
  2. Representing the FABC Bishops in their responsibility for Radio Veritas Asia
  3. Coordination and cooperation with --
  4. -- FABC offices

    -- Communication commissions of FABC-member conferences;

  5. Professional support for Asian Bishops on social communication concerns
  6. Promotion of research and study on "Church and Social Communication" in Asia through the Asian Research Center for Religion & Social Communication (ARC)
  7. Cooperation with --

  8. Catholic media organizations:
    -- International Catholic Union of the Press (UCIP);
    -- SIGNIS, the World Catholic Association for Communication;

    Christian media organizations:
    -- Christian Conference of Asia (CCA);
    -- World Association for Christian Communication (WACC);

    Professional/academic organizations.



  1. FABC-OSC Bishops' Meet, annual gathering of Bishop-chairmen and secretaries of Episcopal communication commissions in Asia;
  2. Bishops' Institutes for Social Communication (BISCOM), training/seminars for bishops and bishops' conferences personnel on relevant "Church and Social Communication" subjects;
  3. Roundtables and Consultations among invited experts on relevant "Church and Social Communication" subjects and themes;
  4. Monthly newsletter FABC-OSC Communication INFO circulated to all Bishops, formation houses, schools of theology & Church-communication centers in Asia.
  5. FABC website maintenance
  6. FABC-OSC Book Series publication, and "For All the Peoples of Asia" (FABC Documents).
  7. Develop and support academic programs for social/pastoral communication e.g. at the Pontifical University of Santo Tomas Graduate School



  1. To promulgate within Asia the directives and guidelines regarding social communication by the Holy See and the FABC;
  2. To keep the Bishops of Asia informed regarding all developments in the field of social communication, particularly those affecting the Asian Church;
  3. To coordinate the activities of Catholic media organizations in Asia;
  4. To provide communication training for Bishops, priests, religious and apostolic workers in areas not covered by other organizations;
  5. To help and support national and regional conferences in the establishment and operation of communication offices;
  6. To help and support pastoral/social communication formation through academic programs;
  7. To coordinate with national and regional communication offices in devising ways and means to support evangelization and the ministries of the Church.






Executive Board

Most Rev. Roberto Mallari

Bishop of San Jose

Bishop Chairman - FABC OSC



Most Rev. Joseph Luechai Thatwisai

Bishop of Udon Thani

Bishop Member - FABC OSC


Most Rev. Raymond Wickramsinghe

Bishop of Galle

Bishop Member - FABC OSC


Most Rev. Francis Daw Tang

Bishop of Myitkina

Bishop Member - FABC OSC


Fr. George Plathottam, SDB

Executive Secretary - FABC OSC

Radio Veritas Asia

Radio Veritas Asia Compound

PO Box 2642

Buick St. Fairview Park,

Quezon City,

Philippines 1166

Tel: (+63 2) 710 74 57

Fax: (+63 2) 939 00 11

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