Wednesday 17. July 2019

Hope, Trust and Solidarity Statement on the accession of new EU Member States

Statement on the accession of new EU Member States
Press Release - 9 December 2002 On the eve of the Copenhagen summit on 12-13 December, at which European Union leaders are due to invite ten new states to join the Union, the COMECE Bishops have issued a statement welcoming the "Europeanisation" of the EU and commending hope, trust and solidarity in order to meet the challenges of accession.

CATHOLIC SUMMIT SENDS MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY TO HOLY LAND CHURCH

Catholic Bishops meet in Jerusalem
Press Release - 16 January 2003 A Catholic summit in Jerusalem ended on Thursday 16 January with a message of support for the Christians of the Holy Land and a set of proposals.

Contributing to a new organisation of the entire human family

Meeting of COMECE and CELAM Presidencies
Meeting of the Presidencies of COMECE and CELAM Rome, 16 January 2003 Final communiqué Only available in French and German

Churches meet Greek Presidency of the European Union

Churches meet Greek EU Presidency
Press Release - 28 January 2003 Representatives of the Churches met the Greek Minister for European Affairs Tassos Giannitsis on Tuesday 28 January 2003 in Brussels to discuss the priorities of the Greek presidency of the European Union and address some specific concerns.

EU funds must not be used for abortions in developing countries

EU funds must not be used for abortions
Press Release - 13 February 2003 The COMECE Secretariat issued the following statement on the adoption by the European Parliament on 13 February 2003 of a report by Ulla Margrethe Sandbaek MEP amending the draft EU regulation on aid for policies and actions on reproductive and sexual health and rights in developing countries (COD 2002/0052):

Draft Articles 1-16 of the Constitutional Treaty of the European Union

EU Constitutional Treaty: Draft Articles 1-16
Press release - 7 February 2003 The COMECE Secretariat issued the following statement on the draft of Articles 1-16 of the Constitutional Treaty of the European Union:

Catholic Bishops call for New Spirit of Partnership between Africa and Europe

Bishops call for new Africa-Europe partnership
Press Release - 28 February 2003 Catholic Bishops from Africa and the European Union concluded a two-day seminar in Lisbon today with a call for a new partnership of solidarity betweeen their continents
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