Saturday 24. October 2020

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.

20. October 2020

‘Fratelli tutti’, an invaluable tool to assess EU policies

Webnews, 20/10/2020

“Pope Francis invites all of us, people and institutions, to give our own contribution to build a better, just and peaceful post-Covid19 world with more fraternity and social friendship”, states Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of COMECE, commenting ‘Fratelli tutti’, Pope Francis’ third Encyclical Letter signed on Saturday 3 October 2020 on the tomb of Saint Francis of Assisi.

01. October 2020

Cardinal Parolin and Vice President Schinas to participate in upcoming EU Bishops Assembly

Press Release, 01/10/2020

The Delegates of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union will gather in Brussels on 28-29October 2020 for the COMECE Autumn Assembly. The progamme will feature the participation of H. Em. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of His Holiness, and of Mr Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission.

07. July 2020

Churches-EU Dialogue: COMECE and CEC meet with German EU Presidency

Press Release, 07/07/2020

An ecumenical delegation of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) have met in Brussels on Tuesday, 7 July 2020, with Mr. Michael Clauss, Ambassador at the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU, to exchange on the priorities of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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