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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.

29. January 2018

COMECE received the General Secretaries of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU

Webnews, 29/01/2018

The General Secretaries of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU gathered today at COMECE in order to exchange on EU key topics, which are of specific interest of Churches in the European Union, as well as for the around 60% of EU citizens that the Catholic Church gathers.

26. January 2018

Pope Francis calls on tackling fake news

Webnews, 26/01/2018

Pope Francis released a message condemning "fake news", saying that it's a "sign of intolerant and hypersensitive attitudes, and leads only to the spread of arrogance and hatred".

15. January 2018

COMECE Conference on "Promoting the Christian heritage of Europe"

Conference, 31/01/2018

Following the designation of 2018 as European year of cultural heritage by the EU, COMECE organises the conference "Promoting the Christian Heritage of Europe". The event will take place at COMECE Secretariat on Wednesday 31st of January 2018 from 9:30 to 16:30.

08. January 2018
Peter Sutherland, UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for International Migration, gestures while speaking during a Bloomberg Television interview at the Ambrosetti Forum in Cernobbio, on Friday, Sept. 4, 2015. The three day workshop b

Peter Sutherland, former EU Commissioner, dies at 71

Webnews, 08/01/2018

Peter Sutherland died in Dublin on Sunday 7 January 2018 at the age of 71. Former EU-Commissioner and Director of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), Mr. Sutherland was a good and close friend of COMECE since his time in Brussels working for the European Commission.

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