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COMECE welcomes launch of EU accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia

The Bishops of the European Union congratulate Albania and North Macedonia on the opening of EU accession negotiations. Fr. Barrios Prieto: “a credible EU enlargement process is of strategic importance for stability, prosperity and peace on the European continent”. The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) congratulates Albania and North Macedonia on the opening of EU accessions talks officially lauched on … Continue reading »

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Video recordings of the 5th European Laudato Si’ Reflection Day now available!

The video recordings of the 5th Laudato Si’ Reflection Day are now available! The event was held on 17 May 2022 by the European Laudato Si’ Alliance (ELSiA) to reflect on environmental activism in Europe. On May 17th 2022, ELSiA has organised the 5th edition of the European Laudato Si’ Reflection Day, an event dedicated to selected themes from Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’. During … Continue reading »

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COMECE 2021 Annual Report Now Online

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) Annual Report for 2021 is now online. The report includes a special feature on the Conference on the Future of Europe, highlighting the contribution of COMECE to this EU initiative. In the foreword article opening the publication, H.Em. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, calls on all of us to keep cultivating hope … Continue reading »

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Cardinal Hollerich to preside over the beatification of Philipp Jeningen SJ

COMECE President Cardinal Hollerich will preside over the beatification Mass of Philipp Jeningen SJ on Saturday 16 July 2022 in the city of Ellwangen, Germany. H. Em. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, Archbishop of Luxembourg and President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), will preside over the beatification celebration of Father Johann Philipp Jeningen SJ (1642-1704), who served as popular … Continue reading »

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COMECE on EP resolution on abortion: “no to higher ideological barriers and polarization, we must work for more unity among Europeans”

In a statement released on Friday 8 July 2022, Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), regrets the adoption of a new resolution on abortion by the European Parliament. “We must work for more unity among Europeans, not to create higher ideological barriers and polarization”. Read the Statement (EN – FR – ES – … Continue reading »

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COMECE and CEC Presidents meet with EP President Metsola to discuss key European issues

H. Em. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ and Rev. Christian Krieger, Presidents of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and of the Conference of European Church (CEC) met with the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola on Wednesday 29 June 2022 to discuss the final report of the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE), as well the ongoing war … Continue reading »

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Statement of the General Secretary of COMECE on the Morocco-Spain border cross tragic incident

Following the tragic incident that occurred on 25 June 2022, when around 2,000 migrants crossing from Morocco tried to break through the Melilla border fence, Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), releases on Monday 27 June 2022 the following statement (EN – ES). “COMECE laments the death of dozens of migrants and asylum … Continue reading »

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High-level Ukrainian interreligious delegation visits COMECE

A high-level delegation of religious leaders from Ukraine visited the Secretariat of COMECE on Wednesday 15 June 2022 and exchanged with representatives of EU Churches and religious communities on perspectives for peace in their war-torn country and ways to support the Ukrainian population. Photo Gallery The meeting was organised in collaboration with the EU office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. The delegation was received by Fr. Manuel … Continue reading »

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Catholic Youth Convention: Young European Catholics meet with Commissioner Várhelyi

The full video of the 2nd session of the 2nd Catholic Youth Convention on the Future of Europe is now available on our YouTube channel. The event, entitled “Sharing our dreams on the Future of Europe”, was held on Thursday 15 June 2022 by COMECE and Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung. Watch the video It featured a dialogue meeting on ‘Youth and South-East Europe’ between young participants from all … Continue reading »