Tuesday 23. July 2019
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15. July 2019

Churches-EU Dialogue: COMECE and CEC meet with Finnish EU Presidency

Press Release, 15/07/2019

An ecumenical delegation composed of representatives from the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met in Helsinki on Friday 12 July 2019 with Mr. Pekka Haavisto, Finnish Minister of Foreign Affairs, to exchange on the priorities of the Finnish Presidency of the EU Council.

09. July 2019

Religions strengthen their relations with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

Webnews, 09/07/2019

On July 3, 2019, COMECE co-organised together with Don Bosco International and the Baha'i International Community a dialogue meeting on “Human Rights & Religion” with the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) and the participation of Churches and religious communities (Article 17 TFEU), as well as of faith-based organisations (Article 11 TEU).

05. July 2019

The COMECE Social Affairs Commission explore future priorities

Webnews, 05/07/2019

Experts of EU Bishops’ Conferences gathered in Brussels on Wednesday 26 June 2019 to participate in the COMECE Social Affairs Commission. They exchanged views on future Church’s contributions to EU social policies in the renewed institutional setting following the May 2019 elections of the European Parliament.

01. July 2019

COMECE reflections on “uncrewed armed systems”

Press Release, 01/07/2019

COMECE publishes a contribution to the ongoing discussion on the development and use of increasingly sophisticated armed technologies. This reflection, entitled “Technology at the service of peace”, provides recommendations to the EU and its Member States on how to address the (mis-)use of force through “uncrewed armed systems”.

25. June 2019

Fr. Barrios Prieto appointed as future General Secretary of COMECE

Press Release, 25/06/2019

Following the 13-15 March 2019 COMECE Assembly, Bishops' Conferences of the EU elected Fr. Manuel Enrique Barrios Prieto as future General Secretary of COMECE.

21. June 2019

How can the Church and the EU support Human Rights defenders in the Amazon?

Webnews, 21/06/2019

In preparation for the October 2019 Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazon Region, COMECE held on 19 June 2019 a dialogue meeting between EU policy makers and Church and civil society representatives on human rights defenders in the Amazon region.

14. June 2019

The COMECE Presidency meets with Pope Francis

Webnews, 14/06/2019

Following the May 2019 elections of the European Parliament, the COMECE Presidency met with Pope Francis on Thursday 6 June 2019 to discuss on future challenges for the Church’s dialogue with the EU.

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