Wednesday 16. January 2019
latest press releases
09. January 2019

COMECE Standing Committee calls EU Member States to take their responsibilities towards migrants in distress at sea

Press Release, 09/01/2019

COMECE welcomes the solution reached today among some EU member states, with the intervention of the EU, that have accepted to receive some migrants who were for days stranded at sea, rescued and brought to a Maltese harbour.

01. January 2019

Pope Francis: “politics must be at the service of peace”

Webnews, 01/01/2019

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”.

10. December 2018

Statement on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Press Release, 10/12/2018

On the occasion of the date marking the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Mgr. Theodorus C.M. Hoogenboom, President of the COMECE Legal Affairs Commission, issued a statement recalling its legal and political significance.

07. December 2018

COMECE recalls core human rights principles in major EP Dialogue Seminar

Webnews, 07/12/2018

“The hierarchisation of human rights is a grave obstacle to their promotion and protection”, reaffirmed COMECE during the Article 17 TFEU Dialogue Seminar on “Religion and Human Rights within the EU: A Shared Responsibility”, held at the European Parliament on 4 December with representatives of churches and religious communities.

03. December 2018

COMECE President's Statement on the UN Global Compact on Migration

Press Release, 03/12/2018

Statement of the President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) recalling the support of the Catholic Church to the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

30. November 2018

Towards a decent, sustainable and participative world of work

Webnews, 30/11/2018

During the COMECE-organised interreligious conference “Shaping the Future of Work” on 27 November, Mgr. Antoine Hérouard, officially presented the reflection on the changes in the labour world, encouraging the EU to shape the digital and ecological transformations of our economy and society aiming to the common good.

22. November 2018

COMECE Working Group on Migration: preventive trafficking and protecting refugees

Webnews, 22/11/2018

The COMECE Working Group on Migration and Asylum discussed the current EU challenges in the fight against trafficking in human being and in the protection of refugees.

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