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COMECE publishes its contribution to develop Social Economy

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) releases on Monday 28 November 2022 its contribution to the EC Consultation on defining the framework conditions of the Social Economy. Mgr. Hérouard: “the market should also be a place that creates alliances, common belonging, and mutual care between living beings”. Read the Contribution (EN – FR) After welcoming the Social Economy Action Plan … Continue reading »

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🔴 COMECE warmly welcomes Bishop Treanor’s appointment as new Apostolic Nuncio to the EU

COMECE President Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ congratulates Monsignor Noël Treanor (Ireland) on his appointment as Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union on Saturday 26 November 2022. Cardinal Hollerich: “Bishop Treanor is a paramount figure for the Church in the European Union”. Today, Saturday 26 November 2022, Pope Francis has appointed H.E. Mgr. Noël Treanor, Bishop of the Irish diocese of Down and Connor, as the … Continue reading »

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War in Ukraine | COMECE: “what else must happen so that finally an end is put to this madness of war?”

In the context of recent events in Ukraine and Poland, COMECE releases on Wednesday 16 November 2022 a statement elaborated by the COMECE Commission on the External Relations of the EU during its second annual meeting. The Commission is chaired by H.E. Mgr. Rimantas Norvila. Download the Statement “We express our deep concern over the latest developments in Ukraine and Poland. Since the beginning of … Continue reading »


Conference on the ‘European Care Strategy’ and challenges faced by women during and after the pandemic

COMECE and FAFCE invite you to participate in the conference “The European Care Strategy: Responding to challenges faced by women in times of (post-)pandemic?” to be held on Wednesday 30 November 2022 from 10:00 to 11:30 (CET)  at the COMECE Secretariat in Brussels. Registration | Programme Echoing the EU institutions’ assessment on the COVID-19 pandemic impact on women, COMECE and FAFCE organise this conference to … Continue reading »

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Energy crisis | COMECE calls for solidarity ahead of the winter

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) releases on Monday 7 November 2022 a statement on the current energy crisis, calling on the EU to “ensure a fair access to affordable energy for all, especially the most vulnerable, while not losing sight of the long-term objectives of a just and sustainable energy transition”. Read the Statement: EN | IT | SK In … Continue reading »


St John’s Co-Cathedral (Archdiocese of Malta)

Completed in 1578, St John’s Co-cathedral in Valletta (Malta), was founded by the order of the Knights of St John. Its severe facade contrasts with the richly decorated interior, where decorated chapels represent the langues (regional administrations) of the Order’s members: Auvergne, France, Provence, Aragon, Italy, Germany, Castile, Léon and Portugal, and Anglo-Bavaria. A sumptuous example of the European roots of the Order and tangible … Continue reading »

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Czech EU Presidency: COMECE and CEC meet with Ambassador Edita Hrdá

An ecumenical delegation of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met with ambassador Edita Hrdá, Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the EU, on Monday 24 October 2022, to exchange on the implementation of the Czech EU Presidency’s priorities. During the meeting with the Czech ambassador, the COMECE-CEC delegation put a … Continue reading »