3 June 2022

EVENT | 2nd session of the Catholic Youth Convention to take place on 15 June. Registration is now open!

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03/06 - Following the launch of the 2nd Catholic Youth Convention on the Future of Europe, COMECE and KAS invite you to join the second part of this initiative, which will take place on Wednesday 15 June 2022, with the extraordinary participation of EU Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi. Press Release | Registration is now open | Programme

VIDEO | 1st session of the Catholic Youth Convention

03/06 - The first session of the 2nd Catholic Youth Convention was held on Thursday 2 June 2022 with the participation of young people from across Europe, who discussed with EU officials and representatives of the Plenary of the Conference on the Future of Europe. The event also featured the welcome remarks by H. Em. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, President of COMECE, and a keynote speech on CoFoE by Stefan Lunte, General Secretary of Justice and Peace Europe. Watch the full video | Vatican News interview (ES - IT)

NEWS | EU Military Bishops in Brussels discuss perspectives for peace

01/06 - Following the first meeting held in 2019, Military Ordinaries from EU Member States gathered at the COMECE Secretariat to meet with EU officials and national representatives to the EU Military Committee and discuss the challenges for the Common Security and Defence Policy. “Inspired by Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter ‘Fratelli tutti’ – Fr. Barrios Prieto stated – COMECE promotes the vision of a new architecture of peace based on a global ethic of solidarity and cooperation in the service of a future shaped by interdependence and shared responsibility in the whole human family”. Read the News | Photo Gallery

NEWS | COMECE Working Group on Migration discusses the Ukrainian refugees crisis and EU response

31/05 - The members of the COMECE Working Group on Migration gathered in Brussels for a 2-day dialogue meeting with EU representatives on, among other topics, the Ukrainian refugees crisis and the response of the European Union. Photo Gallery

NEWS | Italian youth delegation visits COMECE to exchange on financial ethics and youth empowerment

30/05 - Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of COMECE, received a delegation of the Unione Cristiana Imprenditori Dirigenti (UCID), and exchanged on youth empowerment and Financial Ethics, presenting the most recent activities and initiatives of COMECE on these two fields. Photo Gallery

INTERNSHIP | General Secretary welcomes a new intern

31/05 - A warm welcome to Anne-Flore, who just started her internship at our Secretariat with a focus on Eu policies on migration and asylum. She is 22-year-old, comes from Lyon (France), and studied law and philosophy. Contact us if you would like to have more info about internships at the COMECE Secretariat.

Next at COMECE

8 June
H.E. Mgr. Antoine Hérouard (France) will preside the spring meeting of the COMECE Social Affairs Commission.

9-11 June
COMECE will participate in the CCEE Annual Meeting of the Press Officers of the European Bishops' Conferences. The event will be held in Tirana (Albania).

10-11 June
Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of COMECE, will deliver a keynote speech on
freedom of conscience and religious freedom during the 2022 Burjan Day of Remembrance, to be held in Vienna. The event will also feature the participation of the General Secretary of the Austrian Bishops' Conference, Peter Schipka, as well as other Church representatives.

15 June
The second session of the 2022 Catholic Youth Convention will take place online with the extraordinary participation of EU Commissioner Olivér Várhelyi. Young people are strongly encouraged to participate. Info & Registration

16-17 June
COMECE Working Group on Culture and Education.


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