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16. October 2020

Statement of the Secretary General of COMECE on the eve of the EU Anti-Trafficking Day

Press Release, 16/10/2020

Trafficking in persons and other contemporary forms of enslavement are a worldwide problem that needs to be taken seriously by the international community. It represents one of the most dramatic manifestations of the commercialization of the other, a crime that disfigures both the victims as well as those who carry it out, and a source of shame for humanitythat our authorities and societies must no longer tolerate, as Pope Francis has emphasized.

07. October 2020

Which priorities for the [post-]COVID-19 EU External Action?

Webnews, 07/10/2020

The COMECE Commission on the EU External Relations gathered online on 29 September 2020 to discuss the most pressing issues for EU’s Foreign and Security Policy. In dialogue with EU and Church representatives, the Commission highlighted the important role the EU could play in leading global efforts for reinvigorating multilateralism.

01. October 2020

Cardinal Parolin and Vice President Schinas to participate in upcoming EU Bishops Assembly

Press Release, 01/10/2020

The Delegates of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union will gather in Brussels on 28-29October 2020 for the COMECE Autumn Assembly. The progamme will feature the participation of H. Em. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of His Holiness, and of Mr Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission.

26. September 2020

World Day of Migrants and Refugees - EU Bishops: “Let’s welcome migrants with humanity”

Webnews, 26/09/2020

“Let’s welcome migrants with humanity, fraternity and solidarity. Let’s give them a place at our table”, states H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, on the eve of the 106th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated on Sunday 27 September 2020.

25. September 2020

EU Pact on Migration: COMECE calls for concrete solidarity and generosity

Press Release, 25/09/2020

Following the adoption of the new EU Pact on Migration and Asylum proposed by the European Commission on Wednesday 23 September 2020, the Bishops of the European Union encourage the EU and its Member States to act in concrete solidarity and responsibility towards migrants and refugees.

21. September 2020

What is the role of local communities in fostering human security and resilience?

Invitation, 21/09/2020

COMECE and its partners invite you to participate in the webinar “Fostering human security and resilience in the future EU-Africa partnership – The role of local communities” on Thursday 15 October 2020 at 11h00 CEST. The event is organised as a faith-based contribution to a future fair and people-centered partnership between the EU and the African Union.

11. September 2020
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Moria fires, COMECE urges action to protect asylum seekers

Webnews, 11/09/2020

In the context of the tragedy occurred in the Moria camp (Lesvos) on Tuesday 8 September 2020, the Bishops of the European Union urge the EU institutions and all Member States to act more swiftly and firmly to finally make the relocation of asylum seekers from the Greek islands a reality. Card. Hollerich“we need to enhance the common EU asylum policy”.

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