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.
The annual CCEE-COMECE Presidencies meeting was held on Wednesday, 3 June 2020 with a special focus on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the day-to-day life in the Church and European societies, as well as on the Catholic Church's contribution to"a just recovery that leaves no-one behind".
In view of the June 2020 Eastern Partnership Summit, the EU presented a new set of long-term policy objectives for the relations with its six Eastern neighbours. COMECE commends the prioritisation of people-centred resilience in the new proposal.
Five years after the publication of Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter on the “care for our common home”, representatives of European Bishops’ Conferences, as well as Catholic organisations and movements, held in Brussels the 3rd European Laudato Si’ Reflection Day on Thursday 28 May 2020.