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22. January 2020

COMECE and CEC pray for Christian Unity at the European Parliament

Webnews, 22/01/2020

On the occasion of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, COMECE, together with the Conference of European Churches (CEC), celebrated an ecumenical prayer at the European Parliament on Wednesday, 22 January 2020.

21. January 2020

COMECE and CEC meet with the Croatian EU Presidency

Press Release, 21/01/2020

An ecumenical delegation composed of representatives from Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met in Zagreb on Monday, 20 January 2020 with Mr. Andrej Plenković, Prime Minister of Croatia, to exchange on the priorities of the Croatian Presidency of the EU Council, which started on 1 January 2020.

06. January 2020

COMECE calls the EU to ensure stability in Burkina Faso

Webnews, 06/01/2020

According to recent statistics, since the beginning of 2019, a total of 238 armed attacks have been reported in Burkina Faso, transforming the African country in the epicenter of the Sahel’s security crisis. COMECE calls the EU to support the country’s authorities, as well as Churches and religious communities, to prevent clashes and conflicts and enhance mutual respect.

20. December 2019

What is the link between Tax Justice and Poverty?

Webnews, 20/12/2019

COMECE, together with the Jesuit Provincial Conferences from Europe and Africa, held a conference on Wednesday 11 December 2019 on the link between “Tax justice and poverty”. Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto: taxes should be thesteering wheel of the economy towards ecological and social justice”.

18. December 2019

Interreligious dialogue, Cardinal Ayuso visits COMECE

Webnews, 18/12/2019

On Wednesday 11thDecember H. Em. Cardinal Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, visited COMECE and celebrated Holy Mass in the chapel with members of the Secretariat, MEPs and other persons related to EU institutions. In his homily, based on the readings of the day, he exhorted the participants to find “our real rest in the Lord”.

12. December 2019

COMECE supports the process launched with the European Green Deal

Webnews, 12/12/2019

COMECE welcomes the ‘European Green Deal’ as presented today Wednesday 11 December 2019, at the European Parliament by EU Commission’s President Ms. Ursula von der Leyen. “It is very important that Europe takes the lead in the care for our environment” - states COMECE General Secretary, Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto.

09. December 2019

World Church leaders call upon COP25 for urgent climate action

Webnews, 09/12/2019

Following the recent Synod of the Bishops on Amazonia, the President of COMECE, H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, together with other Catholic Church leaders from across all continents, issued a call upon policy makers participating in COP25 for immediate actions to be taken to tackle and overcome climate change.

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