Future EU-Africa partnership
"a people-centred, just and responsible partnership between our continents"
In line with the “social distancing” precautious measures recommended by the health authorities, COMECE cancels its Spring Assembly and postpones to October 2020 the reception for the celebration of its 40th anniversary.
Live masses from European Sanctuaries
COMECE launches an online platform for live streaming masses
COMECE is monitoring and contributing to these major EU policy areas:
17. July 2020
In its contribution to the 'Consultation on the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence - A European Approach', COMECE calls the EU institutions to adopt a human-centric approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in order to promote the common good and serve the lives of all human beings both in their personal and community dimensions.
16. July 2020
“Converting Hagia Sophia into a mosque distances Turkey from Europe and it is a blow to the Orthodox Church and to interreligious dialogue”, stated Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of COMECE, on Friday 10 July 2020 commenting the decision of Turkey’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, to allow the change in status of World Heritage Monument Hagia Sophia from a museum to a Muslim temple.
10. July 2020
The President of COMECE, H.Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, and other Bishop Delegates to COMECE, together with more than 110 Catholic Bishops from all around the world, signed on Monday, 6 July 2020, the declaration “Now more than ever, we need mandatory supply chain due diligence to stop corporate abuse and guarantee global solidarity”, demanding public authorities to introduce binding legislation to stop corporate abuses, regulate their activities and make them accountable by law.