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24. April 2020

COMECE calls the EU and its Member States for a common response to forced migration

Press Release, 24/04/2020

“The pandemic should not be an excuse to let human beings die in the Mediterranean Sea”, states COMECE General Secretary Fr. Barrios Prieto. Referring to the many migrants who were not promptly and safely disembarked at the closest EU port over the last days, COMECE calls for “a predictable solidarity mechanism agreed among EU member states”.

22. April 2020

Covid-19, COMECE welcomes EGE call for vigilance of restrictive measures

Webnews, 22/04/2020

COMECE welcomes the statement recently released by the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE), calling the EU and its Member States to be vigilant on the “necessity and proportionality of any policy and technological intervention that - taken in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic - suspends, even temporarily, fundamental rights”.

16. April 2020

Refugees in Europe: human dignity is not in quarantine

Webnews, 16/04/2020

COMECE calls EU members states to show generosity in accepting the relocation of asylum seekers from Greek islands, minimising the risk of Covid-19 infection among them and providing adequate health treatment to those already infected.

10. April 2020

“Light a candle on Easter Eve”: European Bishops call faithful to give a sign of hope

Press Release, 10/04/2020

In view of the upcoming Easter Sunday celebrations, H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ and H. Em. Card. Angelo Bagnasco, respectively Presidents of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and of the Council of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE), invite all Catholics to spread a message of hope by lighting a candle at their window on Easter eve.

09. April 2020

COMECE launches an online platform for live streaming masses

Press Release, 09/04/2020

In the context of the current Covid-19 pandemic and the impossibility for many to physically participate in the celebrations and prayer moments of the Church, on Thursday 9 April 2020, a few days before Easter, COMECE launches “SanctuaryStreaming.eu”, an online platform offering live streaming services from Catholic sanctuaries and churches in Europe.

08. April 2020

"Christ is risen!" - COMECE and CEC Presidents offer Easter message

Press Release, 08/04/2020

As people, families and communities continue to be affected by the COVID-19 crisis in Europe and in the rest of the world, H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ and Rev. Christian Krieger, respectively Presidents of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), share the following Easter message.

06. April 2020

COMECE elaborates a list of main EU measures taken in response to the Covid-19 pandemic

Webnews, 06/04/2020

On the occasion of the International Fact-checking Day (2 April) and in the context of COMECE’s commitment to counter fake news and disinformation, its Secretariat prepared a list of the main measures put forward in March 2020 by the EU institutions to fight the spreading of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and to support the people and economies of all EU Member States.

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