Saturday 15. May 2021
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12. May 2021

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

Press Release, 12/05/2021

An ecumenical delegation comprising H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), and Rev. Christian Krieger, president of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), met with Augusto Santos Silva, Portuguese Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, on Wednesday 12 May 2021 in Lisbon, to exchange on the priorities of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

07. May 2021

COMECE and CEC applaud the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe

Press Release, 07/05/2021

Applauding the launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe on Europe Day, H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, president of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), and Rev. Christian Krieger, president of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), issued the following joint statement.

05. May 2021

New EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion - EU Bishops: “looking forward to work together”

Press Release, 05/05/2021

The Bishops of the European Union welcome the appointment of Christos Stylianides as EU Special Envoy on the Promotion and Protection of Freedom of Religion or Belief Outside the EU. Cardinal Hollerich: “We wish him success in this important role of promoting a  fundamental right and a core value of the European Union threatened in many parts of the world  and we look forward to work closely together”.

04. May 2021

Christian actors publish concrete recommendations to the EU Pact on Migration

Webnews, 04/05/2021

The Christian Group on Migration and Asylum has recently published several detailed documents analysing some key aspects of the proposed EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, stressing the centrality of the human person and his/her dignity at every stage of the migratory experience.

28. April 2021

Join online event on Vocational Education and Training in Europe

Event invitation, 28/04/2021

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and Don Bosco International (DBI) are pleased to invite you to join the webinar “VET for integral and inclusive education in Europe” to be held on Thursday 3 June 2021, from 10:00 to 12:00 (CEST).

26. April 2021

COMECE External Relations Commission: “towards more peace and human development in the EU Neighbourhood”

Webnews, 26/04/2021

The COMECE Commission on the EU External Relations gathered to discuss the issues of EU’s Eastern and Southern borders on 20 April 2021. In dialogue with EU representatives, the Commission highlighted the important role of the EU in promoting lasting peace and sustainable human development in its neighbourhood.

14. April 2021

COMECE and CEC: “Churches have an important message and value to add to the Conference on the Future of Europe”

Webnews, 14/04/2021

COMECE and CEC addressed a letter to the newly appointed members of the Executive Board of the Conference on the Future of Europe advocating for the integration of Churches in the Conference Plenary as distinct key stakeholders, in line with Article 17 TFEU, according to which the EU maintains an open, transparent and regular dialogue with Churches and religious associations.

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