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COMECE President concerned for the erosion of Freedom of Religion in the Member States

Press Release, 22/01/2021

In the following statement published on Friday 22, January 2021, the President of COMECE, H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, expresses concerns for a draft law soon to be discussed in Denmark, that could impose undue hindrance on the fundamental right to freedom of religion by demanding sermons and homilies to be provided in the national language.

20. January 2021

COMECE meets with EU Commissioner Várhelyi: “the Mediterranean as a place of peaceful encounters”

Press Release, 20/01/2021

A COMECE delegation met with Mr. Olivér Várhelyi, EU Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, on Monday 18 January 2021, to offer policy recommendations on a people-centred and fair future Southern Partnership. The document presented to the EU Commissioner was elaborated by COMECE in dialogue with local Church authorities.

18. December 2020

COMECE addresses the EU Commission on Covid-19 strategy

Press Release, 18/12/2020

On the occasion of the last 2020 meeting of the COMECE Standing Committee on Tuesday 15 December 2020, the Bishops also addressed the European Commission Strategy on “Staying safe from Covid-19 during winter”. COMECE urges the European institutions to consult with Churches and religious communities especially when considering recommendations that have an impact on religious matters.

16. December 2020

The COMECE Working Group on Migration assesses the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum

Press Release, 16/12/2020

In view of the International Migrants Day, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) calls upon the EU and its Member States to put the human dignity and the common good at the centre of the future negotiations on the recently proposed EU Pact on Migration and Asylum. The statement, published on Wednesday 16 December 2020, includes policy recommendations elaborated by the COMECE Working Group on Migration and Asylum.

14. December 2020

COMECE Legal Affairs Commission: children and their rights as a EU priority

Webnews, 14/12/2020

The  COMECE Legal Affairs Commission  met on Thursday 3 December 2020 to exchange on current EU and national initiatives in the area of fundamental rights. The event took place by video conference due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis under the chairmanship of H. E. Mgr. Theodorus C. M. Hoogenboom, Auxiliary Bishop of Utrecht.

10. December 2020

Social Affairs Commission: “Towards a just social and green recovery”

Webnews, 10/12/2020

The EU strategies for recovery from the ongoing Covid-19 and climate crisis was the main focus of discussion of the COMECE Social Affairs Commission, which was held online on Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1st December 2020, under the chairmanship of H.E. Mgr. Antoine Hérouard.

04. December 2020

Webinar: “Faith, Science and Youth: A call for an ambitious climate summit”

Event Invitation, 04/12/2020

On the occasion of the 5th anniversary of the Paris Agreement and in view of the upcoming Climate Ambition Summit 2020, the Vatican Covid-19 Commission and its partners, including COMECE, invite you to participate in the webinar “Faith, Science and Youth: A call for an ambitious climate summit”, to be held on Wednesday 9 December 2020 at 14h00 CET.

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