Saturday 22. February 2020

Migration and asylum are human rights issues. Frequently, individuals and families leave their places of origin or residence seeking an improvement in their living conditions or simply fleeing violence or war. The current scale of the phenomenon at the EU borders is worrying, as are the tragedies and deaths that result from the desperation of migrants, many of them victims of criminal activities of smugglers and traffickers. Integration of migrants and asylum seekers is also a challenge. The COMECE Secretariat works for the rights of migrants, refugees and hosting societies to be harmonised and respected in the EU for the sake of the common good in the Christian spirit of welcoming the stranger. COMECE is assisted in this mission by a Working Group on Migration and Asylum.

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20. February 2020

Card. Hollerich calls EU Bishops’ Conferences to launch relocation projects for refugees in Greece

Press Release, 20/02/2020

“An invitation for the whole Church to awaken new evangelical energies of welcome in each of the member countries of the European Union”. With these words, three leading Cardinals of the Catholic Church outline in a letter to EU Episcopal Conferences a strong call for relocation projects concerning refugee families stuck indefinitely in Lesbos and other reception camps in Greece.

30. January 2020

Key topics for the Church addressed with the General Secretaries of EU Bishops’ Conferences

Webnews, 30/01/2020

For the third consecutive year the General Secretaries of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU gathered in Brussels on Thursday 30 January 2020 to nurture their effective cooperation with COMECE in view of a strong contribution to the dialogue with the EU institutions.

21. January 2020

COMECE and CEC meet with the Croatian EU Presidency

Press Release, 21/01/2020

An ecumenical delegation composed of representatives from Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met in Zagreb on Monday, 20 January 2020 with Mr. Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Croatia, to exchange on the priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the EU Council, which started on 1 January 2020.

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