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🔴 COMECE Secretariat comments on preliminary 2024 EU election results

Following the 2024 elections of the European Parliament, the Secretariat of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) issued the following comment on the election’s preliminary results on Monday, 10 June 2024. “With more than 370 million citizens called to the polls in 27 different countries, these elections, which respect the different voting traditions of the Member States, have been a … Continue reading »


EVENT | Join the Mass for Europe in Brussels on July 1st!

In the context of the start of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, we invite you to participate in the Mass for Europe, to be celebrated at the Saints Michel et Gudule Cathedral in Brussels (Belgium) on Monday, 1 July 2024, at 17:00 (CET). Download the Poster The Holy Mass will be celebrated H.E. Mgr. Luc Terlinden, Archbishop of Brussels-Mechelen and … Continue reading »

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President of EU bishops encourages participation and voting for “candidates and parties that will continue building a better Europe”

As the upcoming EU elections approach, the President of COMECE, Mgr. Mariano Crociata, readdressed the topic on Tuesday, 4 June 2024. He encouraged all European citizens, especially Catholics, “to go vote and to do so responsibly, choosing candidates and parties that will continue building a better Europe for all. The EU is not perfect, but we want to improve it together using the democratic tools … Continue reading »


Study day for coordinators of Catholic Religion in the European Schools takes place at COMECE

On Friday, 24 May 2024, COMECE held a study day for the Coordinators of Catholic Religion who support the activities and work of Catholic religion teachers in European schools in Belgium and in other Member States where they are present. In preparation for upcoming meetings with the Secretariat of the European Schools, in relation also to the S6-S7 curricular reform that is being proposed that … Continue reading »

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COMECE issues position paper on strengthening Europe’s democratic culture through values

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) released its position paper titled “Strengthening the Culture of Democracy through Values” on Friday, May 31, 2024. This document, developed by the COMECE Commission on Ethics, offers an ethical perspective on the crucial role that values play in promoting, consolidating, and improving democracy in Europe, ensuring its legacy for future generations. Download the Position … Continue reading »


Christian ARTworks | The Oktav (Luxembourg)

This month, our ‘Christian Heritage month by month’ column presents you the Oktav in the Archdiocese of Luxembourg. Being the country’s main religious event in honour of Our Lady Consoler of the Afflicted, it gathers thousands of faithful, who take part in the the celebrations and continue a centuries-long Christian tradition.Click here for more info The Oktav, the pilgrimage to the miraculous statue of the Consoler of the Afflicted … Continue reading »


📑 PUBLICATION | Our 2023 Annual Report is now online!

We are pleased to announce that our 2023 Annual Report is now accessible online. Initially released in print last April during the COMECE Plenary Assembly in Łomża, Poland, we are delighted to make the report available in its digital format as well. Download the 2023 Annual Report The report includes an introduction by H.E. Mgr. Mariano Crociata, who shared insights on our activities during 2023—a … Continue reading »

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EVENT | Governmental responsibility and personal ethos

In the framework of “European Future Talks” on “Values and Europe”, former President of the European Council, Herman van Rompuy, will deliver a keynote on ‘Governmental Responsibility and Personal Ethos.’ The event will be held on Wednesday, 5 June 2024, from 18:30 to 20:00 (CET) at the Chapel for Europe, Brussels. More info Respondents discussing the subject will be Dr Michaël Bauwens (Department of Philosophy … Continue reading »