18 February 2022

STATEMENT | EU Bishops reply to President Macron: “there is no recognized right to abortion in European or international law”

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08/02 - In a statement released on Tuesday 8 February 2022, the Presidency of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) expresses its deep concern on President Macron’s proposal of including a supposed right to abortion in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
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NEWS | COMECE launches its new website!

02/02 - We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new website: www.comece.eu! Our main goal in launching this new website is to provide users with a more intuitive and user-friendly experience that clearly presents COMECE’s mission of dialogue with the EU institutions.
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NEWS | African and EU Bishops on the AU-EU Partnership: "working together towards a people-centred, just and responsible partnership"

17/02 - In the context of the ongoing AU-EU Summit, COMECE reiterated EU and African Bishops' call for a people-centred, just and responsible partnership between the European and the African continents.
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NEWS | COMECE Legal Affairs Commission

18/02 - Bishops' Conferences' legal experts and EU representatives participated in the 2-day meeting of our Legal Affairs Commission, presided by H.E. Mgr. Theodorus C.M. Hoogenboom. The meeting focused on GDPR, non-profit organisations, family law, EU accession to the ECHR and tackling #HateSpeech. The next meeting of the Commission will take place on 29-30 September 2022.

JOB OPPORTUNITY | COMECE internship programme

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16/02 - COMECE is looking for a young intern to assist its policy adviser on Social, Economic and Youth EU policies. It is a full-time paid internship taking place at the COMECE Secretariat, Brussels, from April to July 2022. Click here to apply

NEWS | Cardinal Hollerich receives the Abraham Geige Prize

31/01 - The President of COMECE, H. Em. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerish SJ, Archbishop of Luxembourg, was awarded with the Abraham Geige Prize for his "contribution and outstanding services to Judaism and its diversity".
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EVENT | International Academic Conference "Female Doctors of the Church & Patron Saints of Europe in Dialogue with Today's World"

18/02 - The Catholic University of Avila (UCAV), in collaboration with the Pontifical Urbaniana University and the Institute for Advanced Studies on Women of the Pontifical University Regina Apostolorum, is promoting an international inter-university congress on female doctors of the Church and patrons of Europe. The event will benefit training projects in Lebanon. The conference will take place on 7-8 March 2022. Click here to register

The Catholic Church in the European Union

Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences
of the European Union