Tuesday 15. June 2021
latest press releases
08. June 2021

Bishops call for a renewed transatlantic partnership ahead of the EU-US Summit

Press Release, 08/06/2021

Bishops from both sides of the Atlantic have released on Monday 7 June 2021 a joint declaration towards a renewed transatlantic relationship ahead of the June 2021 EU-US Summit. They encourage European and American policy-makers to work together for a stronger partnership at the service of a more just, peaceful and sustainable world.

07. June 2021

COMECE: “national level is best placed to fight against hate crimes”

Webnews, 07/06/2021

In a recent contribution to a public consultation of the European Commission on Fundamental Rights, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) condemns the grave phenomenon of hate crimes and reiterates the Church’s commitment to tackle it with effective policies.

03. June 2021

EU Bishops address President von der Leyen: “The EU Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion should have adequate resources"

Press Release, 03/06/2021

In a letter addressed to EC President von der Leyen on Wednesday 2 June 2021, the Bishops of the European Union recall the need of strengthening the EU Special Envoy of Freedom of Religion or Belief with institutional and financial support. Card. Hollerich: “reasonable and adequate resources are needed to promote this fundamental right under threat in many parts of the world.” 

02. June 2021

Assembly of the COMECE Working Group on Ethics: Focus on EU Green Digital Certificate

Webnews, 02/06/2021

The Assembly of the COMECE Working Group on Ethics met on Tuesday 18 May 2021 to exchange on the new EU Green Digital Certificate, highlighting the need not to exclude anyone from participating in social life.

28. May 2021

Laudato Si' drives radical change and the path to a just future

Press Release, 28/05/2021

On 27 May, more than 100 people from all corners of the world attended the fourth Laudato Si’ Reflection Day, this year held online. Speakers offered inspiring reflections followed by exchanges with the audience on long-term thinking, the role of the Church and local communities, building on the long-lasting impacts of the encyclical Laudato SI’.

26. May 2021

The Church calls on the EU to support Lebanese people amid crisis

Press Release, 26/05/2021

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU (COMECE) calls on the European Union to support the Lebanese population in their struggle for the preservation of Lebanon’s identity and social fabric in the face of the ongoing multi-faced crisis. The COMECE appeal builds upon the concerns recently expressed by the Lebanese Church in a letter sent to the Bishops of the EU.

25. May 2021

Join the ESA webinar on “The right to disconnect and the need for a European weekly common day of rest”

Invitation, 25/05/2021

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conference of the European Union (COMECE) is pleased to invite you to the webinar “The right to disconnect and the need for a European weekly common day of rest”, to be held by the European Sunday Alliance on Tuesday 1st June 2021, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (CEST). Registration is open until 28 May 2021.

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