Tuesday 20. November 2018
latest press releases
13. November 2018

COMECE calls for EU family-friendly policies

Webnews, 13/11/2018

Archbishop Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, called on EU politicians to promote family-friendly policies during the FAFCE-organised conference "The Family: ecosystem for cultural life in Europe" held at the European Parliament on 6 November 2018.

05. November 2018

COMECE publishes reflection on the Future of Work

Press Release, 05/11/2018

In view of the 2019 European elections and on the occasion of the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) centenary initiative on the future of work, the COMECE Social Affairs Commission publishes the reflection paper “Shaping the future of work”.

30. October 2018

Legal Affairs Commission: data protection and non-discrimination still high on the agenda

Webnews, 30/10/2018

The COMECE Legal Affairs Commission, presided b H.E. Mgr. Hoogenboom, met on 15 October 2018 and exchanged views on EU and Church priority topics.

26. October 2018

2019 Elections: EU Bishops call their fellow citizens to discernment and responsibility

Press Release, 26/10/2018

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.

26. October 2018
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 26: Cardinal Oswald Gracias, President of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC), Archbishop of Bombay, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong, President  of the Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (F.C.B.C.O

Church worldwide calls for ambitious and urgent climate action

Press Release, 26/10/2018

In the context of a recent UN report on the urgent need to develop policies that limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, Mgr. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, together with all the other presidents of continental Bishops’ Conferences, calls politicians to work towards an ambitious implementation of the Paris Agreement. They ask for COP24 to prove a milestone in the path set out in 2015 in Paris.

24. October 2018

COMECE Assembly 2018: Commemorating WWI, EU Bishops pray for Peace in Ypres

Press Release, 24/10/2018

European Bishops commemorated all victims of the First World War in a major event held today, 24 October 2018, in the city of Ypres (Belgium) in the context of the COMECE Assembly “Autumn 2018” dedicated to the upcoming European elections.

23. October 2018

COMECE Commission on the External Relations of the EU

Webnews, 23/10/2018

The COMECE Commission on the External Relations of the EU gathered on 9-10 October 2018 under the presidency of Mgr. Rimantas Norvila (Lithuania). It exchanged with EU officials on the challenges and opportunities for the EU External Action in the fields of Peace and Security, EU Southern Neighbourhood and Trade policy.

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