Monday 30. March 2020
Our Member Bishops

COMECE, the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union, is made up of Bishops delegated by the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of the 28 Member States of the European Union. A single Bishop represents Denmark, Sweden, and Finland; while the Bishops' Conference of the United Kingdom is represented by a Bishop of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, and by a Bishop of the Scottish Bishops' Conference.


COMECE holds two meetings of the Plenary Assembly each year, which set out the main lines of its work. The Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union participates in these meetings. A seminal issue of the European integration process provides the core theme of each meeting.


The COMECE Standing Committee is composed of the President, four Vice-Presidents and the General Secretary. Currently its members are:


List of our Member Bishops per country in alphabetical order:


Bishop Franz-Josef Overbeck

Bishop of Essen and Military Bishop



Bishop Jean Kockerols

Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Malines-Brussels


Bishop Manuel Nin O.S.B

Apostolic Exarch to the Greek Byzantine Catholic Church


Bishop Czeslaw Kozon
Bishop of Copenhagen (Denmark)

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