Monday 17. June 2019

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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14. June 2019

The COMECE Presidency meets with Pope Francis

Webnews, 14/06/2019

Following the May 2019 elections of the European Parliament, the COMECE Presidency met with Pope Francis on Thursday 6 June 2019 to discuss on future challenges for the Church’s dialogue with the EU.

20. May 2019

COMECE accompanies Chaldean Patriarch of Baghdad to the EU

Webnews, 20/05/2018

COMECE accompanied His Beatitude Cardinal Louis Raphaël Sako I, Patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church, in his 2-day visit to Europe addressing EU representatives and policy makers on the reconstruction of Iraq and the challenge of reconciliation among Iraqis.

05. April 2019

COMECE on Roma inclusion: “working with them, not for them”

Webnews, 05/04/2019

In view of the upcoming EU elections and on the occasion of the “2019 Roma Week”, COMECE calls future EU leaders to adopt a post-2020 EU Framework for National Roma Integration Strategies and to relaunch EU institutions’ commitment to enhance Roma inclusion.

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