COMECE welcomes the solution reached today among some EU member states, with the intervention of the EU, that have accepted to receive some migrants who were for days stranded at sea, rescued and brought to a Maltese harbour.
On the occasion of the 52nd World Day of Peace, Pope Francis highlighted the need for politics to be at the service of peace and urged all persons of good will to contribute to help build the common home“grounded in law and in frank and fair relations between individuals”.
On the occasion of the date marking the 70thAnniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,Mgr. Theodorus C.M. Hoogenboom, President of theCOMECE Legal Affairs Commission, issued a statement recalling its legal and political significance.
“The hierarchisation of human rights is a grave obstacle to their promotion and protection”, reaffirmed COMECE during theArticle 17 TFEUDialogue Seminar on“Religion and Human Rights within the EU: A Shared Responsibility”, held at theEuropean Parliamenton 4 December with representatives of churches and religious communities.
Statement of the President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) recalling the support of the Catholic Church to the UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
During the COMECE-organised interreligious conference “Shaping the Future of Work”on 27 November,Mgr. Antoine Hérouard, officially presented thereflection on the changes in the labour world, encouraging the EU to shape the digital and ecological transformations of our economy and society aiming to the common good.