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26. October 2018

2019 Elections: EU Bishops call their fellow citizens to discernment and responsibility

Press Release, 26/10/2018

On 24-26 October 2018 Bishops of the European Union gathered in Brussels for the Autumn Assembly focusing on the 2019 European elections. Participants reflected on future EU challenges in dialogue with high-level officials of the Union: Federica Mogherini, Luca Jahier and Michel Barnier.

26. October 2018
ROME, ITALY - OCTOBER 26: Cardinal Oswald Gracias, President of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences (FABC), Archbishop of Bombay, Archbishop Peter Loy Chong, President  of the Federation of Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of Oceania (F.C.B.C.O

Church worldwide calls for ambitious and urgent climate action

Press Release, 26/10/2018

In the context of a recent UN report on the urgent need to develop policies that limit global warming to 1.5 degrees, Mgr. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, together with all the other presidents of continental Bishops’ Conferences, calls politicians to work towards an ambitious implementation of the Paris Agreement. They ask for COP24 to prove a milestone in the path set out in 2015 in Paris.

24. October 2018

COMECE Assembly 2018: Commemorating WWI, EU Bishops pray for Peace in Ypres

Press Release, 24/10/2018

European Bishops commemorated all victims of the First World War in a major event held today, 24 October 2018, in the city of Ypres (Belgium) in the context of the COMECE Assembly “Autumn 2018” dedicated to the upcoming European elections.

23. October 2018

COMECE Commission on the External Relations of the EU

Webnews, 23/10/2018

The COMECE Commission on the External Relations of the EU gathered on 9-10 October 2018 under the presidency of Mgr. Rimantas Norvila (Lithuania). It exchanged with EU officials on the challenges and opportunities for the EU External Action in the fields of Peace and Security, EU Southern Neighbourhood and Trade policy.

22. October 2018

Colombian Church delegation: “the EU contribution strengthened the legitimacy of the peace process”

Webnews, 22/10/2018

The president of the Colombian Catholic Bishops’ Conference officially met with high-level EU officials on 10-11 October 2018 and exchanged views on the ongoing peace process in Colombia addressing the next steps towards the reconciliation of the country.

09. October 2018

Migration, addressing its root causes while protecting migrants

Webnews, 09/10/2018

During the international conference on “Religious freedom and development cooperation to reduce the causes for migration” on 17 September 2018, COMECE stressed the primary right of every human person to live in dignity in his home country without being forced to move.

03. October 2018
A man waves a national flag during the 'March For Life' March 8 in Bogota, Colombia. The event supported peace negotiations between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia. (CNS photo/John Vizcaino, Reuters) See COLOMBIA-VATICAN

Colombian Church delegation to visit Brussels to exchange on peace process

Event, 11/10/2018

The presidency of the Colombian Catholic Bishops’ Conference will officially visit Brussels on 10-11 October 2018 to exchange with high-level EU officials on the current situation in Colombia. A press point will be held at COMECE on 11 October 2018 at 15:00.

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