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03. December 2020

COMECE-FAFCE reflection on the role of the elderly in times of demographic change

Press Release, 03/12/2020

“Elderly people are a gift and a resource, [...] they cannot be seen as separated from communities”, states the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) together with FAFCE in the reflection paper “The Elderly and the Future of Europe, jointly published on Thursday 3 December 2020.

01. December 2020

COMECE participates in the high level EU-religious leaders’ meeting

Webnews, 01/12/2020

H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ and H.E. Mgr. Youssef Soueif, respectively President of COMECE and delegate of the Maronites in Cyprus to COMECE, participated in the 15th annual high-level EU-religious leaders' meeting on the theme "European Way of Life” on Friday 27 November 2020, with the Vice Presidents of the European Commission and Parliament, Margaritis Schinas and Roberta Metsola, in charge of Article 17 dialogue.

30. November 2020

Future EU-Africa partnership: Local communities play a key role in building resilience and human security

Webnews, 30/11/2020

"The human dimension could still be further strengthened in the actions put forward by the European Union in its partnership with Africa, on peace and security in particular”, stated Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of COMECE, on the occasion of the Webinar on the role of local communities in fostering human security and resilience in the future EU-Africa partnership, held on Thursday 15 October 2020.

26. November 2020

COMECE commits to divest from fossil fuels

Webnews, 26/11/2020

In the context of the 5th anniversary of Pope Francis’ 2015 Encyclical Laudato Si, the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), together with other faith-based institutions, commits to divest from fossil fuels, following the Vatican’s guidelines on ethical investment. COMECE: “We encourage others to join us and support the European Green Deal as a way of implementing the Paris climate agreement”.

18. November 2020

“Regaining hope and solidarity” - A message from the Presidents of EU Bishops’ Conferences to the EU and the Member States

Press Release, 18/11/2020

The Presidents of the Bishops´ Conferences of all EU Member States addresses on Wednesday 18 November 2020 a message of hope and a call to solidarity to the EU institutions and the Member States in this painful and uncertain historical moment marked by the Covid-19 pandemic. The EU Bishops’ Conferences state: “We strive to build a universal fraternity that leaves no one out”.

13. November 2020

COMECE calls for a people-centred, sustainable and multilateral EU Arctic policy

Webnews, 13/11/2020

COMECE contributed to the EU public consultation on the future EU Arctic policy, highlighting the EU’s responsibility to ensure a  sustainable and peaceful  Arctic  that puts its  people  in the focus. The contribution was jointly elaborated with Justice & Peace Europe in dialogue with regional Church actors.

05. November 2020

Nagorno-Karabakh, EU Bishops appeal for intensifying multilateral peace efforts

Webnews, 05/11/2020

COMECE calls on the European Union to actively engage for peace in the Nagorno Karabakh region and provide concrete assistance to communities affected by recent flare-up of violence between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

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