Saturday 26. September 2020
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26. September 2020

World Day of Migrants and Refugees - EU Bishops: “Let’s welcome migrants with humanity”

Webnews, 26/09/2020

“Let’s welcome migrants with humanity, fraternity and solidarity. Let’s give them a place at our table”, states H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, on the eve of the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated on Sunday 27 September 2020.

25. September 2020

EU Pact on Migration: COMECE calls for concrete solidarity and generosity

Press Release, 25/09/2020

Following the adoption of the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum proposed by the European Commission on Wednesday 23 September 2020, the Bishops of the European Union encourage the EU and its Member States to act in concrete solidarity and responsibility towards migrants and refugees.

21. September 2020

What is the role of local communities in fostering human security and resilience?

Invitation, 21/09/2020

COMECE and its partners invite you to participate in the webinar “Fostering human security and resilience in the future EU-Africa partnership – The role of local communities” on Thursday 15 October 2020 at 11h00 CEST. The event is organised as a faith-based contribution to a future fair and people-centered partnership between the EU and the African Union.

11. September 2020
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Moria fires, COMECE urges action to protect asylum seekers

Webnews, 11/09/2020

In the context of the tragedy occurred in the Moria camp (Lesvos) on Tuesday 8 September 2020, the Bishops of the European Union urge the EU institutions and all Member States to act more swiftly and firmly to finally make the relocation of asylum seekers from the Greek islands a reality. Card. Hollerich“we need to enhance the common EU asylum policy”.

05. August 2020

Beirut explosion, Card. Hollerich expresses COMECE’s solidarity with the Lebanese people

Press Release, 05/08/2020

On behalf of all Bishops of the European Union, H.Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, reacted to the deadly explosion occurred yesterday, Tuesday 4 August 2020, in the port of the capital city of Lebanon. Read the full statement.

17. July 2020

A sustained ethical discourse has to accompany discussions on regulating AI

Webnews, 17/07/2020

In its contribution to the 'Consultation on the White Paper on Artificial Intelligence - A European Approach', COMECE calls the EU institutions to adopt a human-centric approach to Artificial Intelligence (AI) in order to promote the common good and serve the lives of all human beings both in their personal and community dimensions.

16. July 2020

COMECE regrets decision over Hagia Sophia, “a blow to interreligious dialogue”

Webnews, 16/07/2020

“Converting Hagia Sophia into a mosque distances Turkey from Europe and it is a blow to the Orthodox Church and to interreligious dialogue”, stated Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of COMECE, on Friday 10 July 2020 commenting the decision of Turkey’s highest administrative court, the Council of State, to allow the change in status of World Heritage Monument Hagia Sophia from a museum to a Muslim temple.

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