The General Secretaries of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU gathered at COMECE on 17 January 2019 in order to exchange views on key questions for the Catholic Church in the European Union and to enhance their synergy in addressing the many challenges European citizens are called to face in 2019.
On the occasion of the 52nd World Day of Peace, Pope Francis highlighted the need for politics to be at the service of peace and urged all persons of good will to contribute to help build the common home“grounded in law and in frank and fair relations between individuals”.
On 24-26 October 2018 Bishops of the European Union gathered in Brussels for the Autumn Assembly focusing on the 2019 European elections. Participants reflected on future EU challenges in dialogue with high-level officials of the Union: Federica Mogherini, Luca Jahier and Michel Barnier.
A delegation of Austrian and European Church representatives met in Vienna on 23 July 2018 with Karoline Edtstadler, Secretary of State for Home Affairs of the Austrian government, to exchange views on the priorities of the Austrian Presidency of the EU Council.