Monday 25. January 2021

 

40th anniversary of COMECE

H. Em. Pietro Parolin 

Cardinal Secretary of State of His Holiness

addresses the Assembly of the EU Bishops

 

SpeechPress Release

  

 Live masses from European Sanctuaries 

COMECE launches an online platform for live streaming masses

 

SanctuaryStreaming.eu

 

"I dream of a Europe..."

Pope Francis' new message on Europe

on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of COMECE

 

Message Press Release

COMECE is monitoring and contributing to these major EU policy areas:
22. January 2021
16 février 2020 : Le Card. Jean-Claude HOLLERICH, archevêque de Luxembourg, prend possession du titre cardinalice de l'église San Giovanni Grisostomo (Saint-Jean-Chrysostome) à Rome, Italie.February 16, 2020: Card. Jean-Claude HOLLERICH, takes poss

COMECE President concerned for the erosion of Freedom of Religion in the Member States

Press Release, 22/01/2021

In the following statement published on Friday 22, January 2021, the President of COMECE, H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, expresses concerns for a draft law soon to be discussed in Denmark, that could impose undue hindrance on the fundamental right to freedom of religion by demanding sermons and homilies to be provided in the national language.

20. January 2021

COMECE meets with EU Commissioner Várhelyi: “the Mediterranean as a place of peaceful encounters”

Press Release, 20/01/2021

A COMECE delegation met with Mr. Olivér Várhelyi, EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, on Monday 18 January 2021, to offer policy recommendations on a people-centred and fair future Southern Partnership. The document presented to the EU Commissioner was elaborated by COMECE in dialogue with local Church authorities.

18. December 2020

COMECE addresses the EU Commission on Covid-19 strategy

Press Release, 18/12/2020

On the occasion of the last 2020 meeting of the COMECE Standing Committee on Tuesday 15 December 2020, the Bishops also addressed the European Commission Strategy on “Staying safe from Covid-19 during winter”. COMECE urges the European institutions to consult with Churches and religious communities especially when considering recommendations that have an impact on religious matters.

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