Monday 1. March 2021
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25. February 2021

EU Bishops address the President of the Parliament on the recent Resolution on abortion in Poland

Press Release, 25/02/2021

The Presidency of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) addresses a letter to David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, with regard to the European Parliament Resolution of 26 November 2020 on abortion in Poland.

23. February 2021

EU Foundational Principles Demand Vaccine Equity

Press Release, 23/02/2021

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and Caritas Europa are urging the EU institutions to ensure vaccine access for all, promoting a widescale vaccination not only for Europe´s own safety and protection, but also for global public health as a public good”.

16. February 2021

Join COMECE-FAFCE Webinar on “The Elderly and the Future of Europe”

Event Invitation, 16/02/2021

Following the publication of a joint Reflection Paper on “The Elderly and the Future of Europe“, COMECE and the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe are glad to invite you to an online event to reflect on the role of the elderly in a context of pandemic and demographic change. The event will be held on Monday 1 March 2021, from 15:00 to 16:15 (CET).

10. February 2021

COMECE contributes to EU consultation on mandatory due diligence

Webnews, 10/02/2021

COMECE welcomes EU’s proposed initiative to hold businesses liable for human rights violations and environmental harm throughout their supply chains, and calls for an ambitious approach in providing victims of corporate abuses with effective access to justice. The contribution was jointly elaborated with CIDSE, Pax Christi International and Justice & Peace Europe.

08. February 2021

Join the webinar “Human Dignity and Resilience: Migrants and Hosting Communities”

Invitation, 08/02/2021

COMECE is pleased to invite you to participate in the “Human Dignity and Resilience: Migrants and Hosting Communities”, a webinar to be held together with Comunità di Sant’Egidio on Wednesday 17 February 2021, from 16:00 to 17:30 CET.

29. January 2021

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

Press Release, 29/01/2021

An ecumenical delegation of COMECE and CEC participated in an online meeting on 28 January 2021 with Mr Nuno Brito, Permanent Representative of Portugal to the European Union, exchanging on the priorities of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

22. January 2021
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COMECE President concerned for the erosion of Freedom of Religion in the Member States

Press Release, 22/01/2021

In the following statement published on Friday 22, January 2021, the President of COMECE, H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, expresses concerns for a draft law soon to be discussed in Denmark, that could impose undue hindrance on the fundamental right to freedom of religion by demanding sermons and homilies to be provided in the national language.

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