Friday 17. September 2021
24. June 2021

Card. Hollerich offers condolences on the passing away of former Nuncio to the EU, Archbishop Lebeaupin

Press Release, 24/06/2021

It is with great sadness that we learned on Thursday 24 June 2021 about the passing away of Archbishop Alain Paul Lebeaupin, Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union from 2013 to 2021. The President of COMECE, Cardinal Hollerich, released a statement remembering Mgr. Lebeaupin’s outstanding professional experience and most valuable counsel.

23. June 2021

COMECE on the European Commission’s Digital Services Act package

Webnews, 23/06/2021

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) participated in a consultation of the European Commission commenting on the recently proposed regulations on Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA) and calling on the EU to make sure that fundamental rights of all people are respected.

17. June 2021

Matić Report: COMECE calls on MEPs to be aware of the importance and complexity of the issue and to vote with responsibility

Press Release, 17/06/2021

The Secretariat of COMECE released a position paper on the ‘Matić Report’ ahead of its final submission to the upcoming EU Parliament Plenary session. The Catholic Church recognises the importance of protecting the health and rights of women and calls on all MEPs to take into account the sensitive and complexity of the issue at stake, which “requires a lawful and ethical balancing of all rights involved”.

16. June 2021

Online event on exposing sexual exploitation of women that targets vulnerable religious communities

Invitation, 16/06/2021

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) invites you to join to the event “Targeting vulnerable religious communities through sexual violence and exploitation of women”, to be held online on Wednesday 30thJune 2021 together with Aid to the Church in Need (EU office).

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.” 

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