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23. February 2018

COMECE holds meeting at the Parliament on the role of common free time for social, religious and civic engagement

Webnews, 23/02/2018

COMECE, together with its partners of the European Sunday Alliance, organised at the European Parliament a panel debate on the role of common free time for social, religious and civic engagement and volunteering. The event, hosted by MEPs Evelyn Regner and Thomas Mann, highlighted the challenge of reconciling social commitment with increasingly flexibilised working schedules.

19. February 2018

President of Burundese Bishops’ Conference visits COMECE

Webnews, 19/02/2018

Mgr. Joachim Ntahondereye, Bishop of Muyinga (Burundi) and President of the Burundese Bishops’ Conference, visited COMECE in order to draw the attention of the European institutions to the political, social and economic challenges his country is currently facing.

16. February 2018
Farmer and laptop

Agriculture between technological innovation and global responsibility

Webnews, 15/02/2018

In the context of the 11th Forum for future development of Rural Areas, COMECE organised in Berlin a high-level panel of experts to find out how the Catholic Church can support and accompany farmers in times of fundamental changes of their work and their living conditions.

13. February 2018

COMECE organises an event on Digitalisation and Civic Engagement

Webnews, 13/02/2018

Volunteering and social/civic engagement are fundaments of democratic societies. They strengthen social cohesion but deeply depend on the free time at disposal of the citizens.

06. February 2018

COMECE President expresses deep concern about criminalisation of circumcision

Press Release, 06/02/2018

COMECE President Cardinal Reinhard Marx reacts to the ban on the circumcision on boys proposed in Iceland by members of the Parliament from five different political parties. “The proposed bill is a dangerous attack on freedom of religion”, states the Cardinal, urging the EU institutions to take action in order to prevent such a threat to fundamental rights.

05. February 2018

DRC, calling on all actors to achieve peace and democracy

Webnews, 05/02/2018

Six people were killed in Kinshasa on 21 January during demonstrations against delayed elections and the continuation of President Kabila’s mandate. Other 57 people were injured, and 111 were arrested across the country. According to the United Nations (UN), most of the victims were Catholic faithful who peacefully protested after attending Sunday Masses.

01. February 2018

COMECE Conference on "Promoting the Christian Heritage of Europe"

Press Release, 01/02/2018

COMECE organised a conference on 31 of January in Brussels on the theme of  “Promoting the Christian Heritage of Europe” as a contribution to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018.

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