A delegation led byH. Em. Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, President of theItalian Bishops’ Conference (CEI), will come to Brussels on 22-25 April 2018 in order to exchange with high-level officials on the realities of the EU from the perspective of the Italian Church.
“Criminalising male circumcision might endanger the whole system of fundamental rights, as well as the Rule of Law”, stated COMECE General Secretary fr. Olivier Poquillon op during theconference on "Religious rituals and fundamental rights"held last Tuesday 10th of April 2018 at the European Parliament.
In continuity withPope Francis’ recent condemnation of fake newsas a tool to isolate, divide, and oppose people, and ultimately to hinder dialogue, COMECE participated to thePublic consultation on fake news and online disinformation carried out by the European Commission with the aim of developing an effective strategy tackling the phenomenon.
The COMECE Legal Affairs Commission - an instrument of exchange among national Church experts and dialogue with the EU institutions - gathered on March 20th 2018 under the Presidency of Mgr. Hoogenboom to debate on number of topics relevant to the status of Churches in the Member States (Article 17(1) TFEU).
Following the latest developments concerning circumcision and kosher meat processing across Europe, COMECE, together with the European Jewish Community Center (EJCC) and other partners, co-organises the Conference on “Religious Rituals and Fundamental Rights”. The event will take place in the European Parliament (Room A5H-1) on April 10th, 2018, from 16h00 to 18h00, and will be hosted by the EPP Group Interreligious and intercultural dialogue.