Dialogue with EU Institutions
Dialogue between the EU institutions and Churches and religious communities or associations is based on Article 17(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU. This Dialogue is founded on the recognition of the identity and specific contribution of the aforesaid actors. Dialogue ex Article 17(3) TFEU builds upon consolidated practices which are open to enhancement and strengthening thanks to the legal basis foreseen in EU primary law. The COMECE Secretariat is an active partner of the EU institutions in the Dialogue process and its ongoing implementation.
21. May 2021
Press Release, 21/05/2021
The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) held an online Ecumenical Prayer for Christian Unity and for the Future of Europe on Friday 21 May 2021. The event featured a special message from His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.
18. May 2021
COMECE and CEC invite you to join the ecumenical prayer for Christian Unity and for the future of Europe to be held online on Friday 21 May 2021 from 11:00 to 12:00 (CEST). The event will be hosted by MEP Patrizia Toia and will also feature a message of His All Holiness Bartholomew I, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, and of the EP Vice-President, Roberta Metsola.
12. May 2021
Press Release, 12/05/2021
An ecumenical delegation comprising H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), and Rev. Christian Krieger, president of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), met with Augusto Santos Silva, Portuguese Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday 12 May 2021 in Lisbon, to exchange on the priorities of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.