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18. December 2020

COMECE addresses the EU Commission on Covid-19 strategy

Press Release, 18/12/2020

On the occasion of the last 2020 meeting of the COMECE Standing Committee on Tuesday 15 December 2020, the Bishops also addressed the European Commission Strategy on “Staying safe from Covid-19 during winter”. COMECE urges the European institutions to consult with Churches and religious communities especially when considering recommendations that have an impact on religious matters.

16. December 2020

The COMECE Working Group on Migration assesses the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum

Press Release, 16/12/2020

In view of the International Migrants Day, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) calls upon the EU and its Member States to put the human dignity and the common good at the centre of the future negotiations on the recently proposed EU Pact on Migration and Asylum. The statement, published on Wednesday 16 December 2020, includes policy recommendations elaborated by the COMECE Working Group on Migration and Asylum.

14. December 2020

COMECE Legal Affairs Commission: children and their rights as a EU priority

Webnews, 14/12/2020

The  COMECE Legal Affairs Commission  met on Thursday 3 December 2020 to exchange on current EU and national initiatives in the area of fundamental rights. The event took place by video conference due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis under the chairmanship of H. E. Mgr. Theodorus C. M. Hoogenboom, Auxiliary Bishop of Utrecht.

10. December 2020

Social Affairs Commission: “Towards a just social and green recovery”

Webnews, 10/12/2020

The EU strategies for recovery from the ongoing Covid-19 and climate crisis was the main focus of discussion of the COMECE Social Affairs Commission, which was held online on Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1st December 2020, under the chairmanship of H.E. Mgr. Antoine Hérouard.

04. December 2020

Webinar: “Faith, Science and Youth: A call for an ambitious climate summit”

Event Invitation, 04/12/2020

On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement and in view of the upcoming Climate Ambition Summit 2020, the Vatican Covid-19 Commission and its partners, including COMECE, invite you to participate in the webinar “Faith, Science and Youth: A call for an ambitious climate summit”, to be held on Wednesday 9 December 2020 at 14h00 CET.

03. December 2020

COMECE-FAFCE reflection on the role of the elderly in times of demographic change

Press Release, 03/12/2020

“Elderly people are a gift and a resource, [...] they cannot be seen as separated from communities”, states the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) together with FAFCE in the reflection paper “The Elderly and the Future of Europe, jointly published on Thursday 3 December 2020.

01. December 2020

COMECE participates in the high level EU-religious leaders’ meeting

Webnews, 01/12/2020

H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ and H.E. Mgr. Youssef Soueif, respectively President of COMECE and delegate of the Maronites in Cyprus to COMECE, participated in the 15th annual high-level EU-religious leaders' meeting on the theme "European Way of Life” on Friday 27 November 2020, with the Vice Presidents of the European Commission and Parliament, Margaritis Schinas and Roberta Metsola, in charge of Article 17 dialogue.

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