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18. January 2022
Newly-elected president of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola delivers a speech during a plenary session in Strasbourg, France, January 18, 2022. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

EU Bishops congratulate Metsola on her election as EP President

Press Release, 18/01/2022

Statement of H.Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of the Commission of the Bishops Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), on the election of Roberta Metsola as President of the European Parliament on Tuesday 18 January 2022.

11. January 2022

Card. Hollerich offers condolences on the passing away of EU Parliament President David Sassoli

Press Release, 11/01/2022

On behalf of the Bishops of European Union, the President of COMECE, H.Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, expresses deep sorrow at the death of David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, which was announced on Tuesday 11 January 2022.

17. December 2021

COMECE welcomes the CAP reform and encourages the EU to make it part of a broader ecological transition

Webnews, 17/12/2021

On Tuesday 23 November 2021, the European Parliament adopted a new legislative framework on the financing, management and monitoring of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). COMECE: “The reform should be in line with the requirements of the European Green Deal and embedded in a fundamental transformation of the entire food chain”.

14. December 2021

Join appeal | European Churches urge people to get vaccinated against COVID-19

Press Release, 14/12/2021

Urging responsibility and care amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and encouraging vaccination together with necessary sanitary measures, 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), have issued the following joint appeal.

10. December 2021

3rd European Catholic Social Days to be held in Bratislava on 17-20 March 2022

Press Release, 11/12/2021

The 3rd edition of the European Catholic Social Days was presented during a press conference held at the Holy See Press Office in Rome on Friday 10 December 2022 by COMECE, CCEE, the Slovak Bishops’ Conference and the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development. The event is to take place in Bratislava on 17-20 March 2022 with a focus on the Christian contribution for a more solidary, social and just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe.

10. December 2021

European Churches bring into focus the Conference on the Future of Europe

Press Release, 10/12/2021

The event “Our hope for Europe” held in Brussels on 7 December brought into focus Churches’ contribution to the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe. It was organised by the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), the Conference of European Churches (CEC), and Chapel for Europe, with participation from representatives of the three main EU institutions.

03. December 2021

COMECE mourns the death of Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union Mgr Aldo Giordano

Press Release, 03/12/2021

Archbishop Aldo Giordano, the Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union, died on Thursday 2 December 2021 in Leuven, Belgium, after being hospitalized due to COVID-19 infection. COMECE President Cardinal Hollerich: “Mgr. Giordano left a lasting mark on all of us”.

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