The COMECE Spring Assembly and the reception for the celebration of COMECE’s 40thanniversary are cancelled in line with the “social distancing” precautious measures recommended by the health authorities to limit the spread of the“Covid-19” virus.
In response to the difficult time communities all over the world are facing due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, 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), raise a common prayer to God for help, comfort and salvation.
On the occasion of last week’s World Day of the Sick, COMECE welcomes "Europe's Beating Cancer Plan", recently launched by the European Commission to propose actions for all stages of the disease. Pope Francis: "solidarity, subsidiarity […] and cooperation to ensure that everyone has access to suitable treatments for preserving and restoring their health".
For the third consecutive year the General Secretaries of the Bishops’ Conferences of the EU gathered in Brussels on Thursday 30 January 2020 to nurture their effective cooperation with COMECE in view of a strong contribution to the dialogue with the EU institutions.