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25. September 2020

EU Pact on Migration: COMECE calls for concrete solidarity and generosity

Press Release, 25/09/2020

Following the adoption of the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum proposed by the European Commission on Wednesday 23 September 2020, the Bishops of the European Union encourage the EU and its Member States to act in concrete solidarity and responsibility towards migrants and refugees.

11. September 2020
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Moria fires, COMECE urges action to protect asylum seekers

Webnews, 11/09/2020

In the context of the tragedy occurred in the Moria camp (Lesvos) on Tuesday 8 September 2020, the Bishops of the European Union urge the EU institutions and all Member States to act more swiftly and firmly to finally make the relocation of asylum seekers from the Greek islands a reality. Card. Hollerich“we need to enhance the common EU asylum policy”.

10. June 2020

EU and African Bishops call for a people-centred, just and responsible partnership between our continents

Press Release, 10/06/2020

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the European and the African Union are currently preparing for the 6th Summit of their political leaders. In this view, COMECE and the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have elaborated a joint contribution on the future EU-Africa partnership.

24. April 2020

COMECE calls the EU and its Member States for a common response to forced migration

Press Release, 24/04/2020

“The pandemic should not be an excuse to let human beings die in the Mediterranean Sea”, states COMECE General Secretary Fr. Barrios Prieto. Referring to the many migrants who were not promptly and safely disembarked at the closest EU port over the last days, COMECE calls for “a predictable solidarity mechanism agreed among EU member states”.

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