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12. May 2021

Churches-EU Dialogue: Ecumenical delegation meets with Portuguese EU Presidency

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.

07. May 2021

COMECE and CEC applaud the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe

Press Release, 07/05/2021

Applauding the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe on Europe Day, 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), issued the following joint statement.

14. April 2021

COMECE and CEC: “Churches have an important message and value to add to the Conference on the Future of Europe”

Webnews, 14/04/2021

COMECE and CEC addressed a letter to the newly appointed members of the Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe advocating for the integration of Churches in the Conference Plenary as distinct key stakeholders, in line with Article 17 TFEU, according to which the EU maintains an open, transparent and regular dialogue with Churches and religious associations.

19. March 2021

2021 Spring COMECE Assembly - Catholic Church and EU Commission: “facing this historic period together”

Press Release, 19/03/2021

Participating in the Spring Assembly of EU Bishops held online on 17-18 March 2021, European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas acknowledged the Church’s commitment to the promotion of the European project, and conveyed willingness to move the EU-Churches Article 17 TFEU dialoguetowards policy-based exchanges.

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