Saturday 22. January 2022
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.

18. January 2022
Newly-elected president of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola delivers a speech during a plenary session in Strasbourg, France, January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

EU Bishops congratulate Metsola on her election as EP President

Press Release, 18/01/2022

Statement of H.Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of the Commission of the Bishops Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), on the election of Roberta Metsola as President of the European Parliament on Tuesday 18 January 2022.

11. January 2022

Card. Hollerich offers condolences on the passing away of EU Parliament President David Sassoli

Press Release, 11/01/2022

On behalf of the Bishops of European Union, the President of COMECE, H.Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, expresses deep sorrow at the death of David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, which was announced on Tuesday 11 January 2022.

10. December 2021

European Churches bring into focus the Conference on the Future of Europe

Press Release, 10/12/2021

The event “Our hope for Europe” held in Brussels on 7 December brought into focus Churches’ contribution to the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe. It was organised by the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), the Conference of European Churches (CEC), and Chapel for Europe, with participation from representatives of the three main EU institutions.

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