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🔴 CALL TO ACTION: participate in the ELSiA Living Laudato Si’ Survey

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) encourages Catholic dioceses and organisations across Europe to participate in the European Laudato Si’ Alliance (ELSiA) survey, which aims to gain an understanding of how Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si’” has been received across Europe and the initiatives it has inspired. The survey is available here COMECE supports the launch of the “Living … Continue reading »

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COMECE and Katholisches Büro express concerns over EP SoHO Regulation Draft

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Katholisches Büro in Berlin are jointly releasing a statement on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, expressing their deep concerns about the draft of the European Parliament’s position on the SoHO Regulation. This regulation will set the fundamental curse for future handling of prenatal human life in European transplantation and pharmaceutical legislation. Read the … Continue reading »


📺 VIDEO | Watch the COMECE Youth Net Event for World Youth Day

The video of the COMECE panel discussion, ‘Christian Testimonies Between Faith and Social Engagement,’ held in Lisbon on Thursday, August 3, 2023, in the context of World Youth Day, is now available! Watch the full video The event raised awareness on the importance of the involvement of young Christians in Europe. Speakers from different fields and age groups addressed challenges in their professional and personal experience, … Continue reading »

📺 VIDEO | Apostolic Nuncio to the EU: “Politics thrives on dialogue”

The Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union, H.E. Mgr. Noël Treanor, participated in the St. Michael Annual Reception held in Berlin on Monday 4 September 2023 by the German Bishop Conference (DBK) and its liaison office in Berlin. The event featured the participation of the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Full video | Read statements In his speech, the Apostolic Nuncio promoted the “art of compromise” … Continue reading »

Osservatore Romano | 25 Agosto 2023 [ES]

Hacer amigos, parte natural de la misión | El papel de las Iglesias en la Unión Europea en la lucha contra el aislamiento social

«Como Iglesias en Europa, nuestra contribución a la lucha contra la soledad y el aislamiento social es, diría yo, indirecta, pero muy eficaz. Es un subproducto, un efecto colateral, de la vida y de la obra que las Iglesias realizan mientras llevan a cabo su misión principal. Esto ocurre principalmente a nivel personal y comunitario, y a menudo a nivel local». El padre Manuel Enrique … Continue reading »

Osservatore Romano | 25 Agosto 2023 [IT]

Fare amicizia parte naturale della missione | Il ruolo delle Chiese nell’Unione europea nella lotta all’isolamento sociale

«Come Chiese in Europa, il nostro contributo alla lotta alla solitudine e all’isolamento sociale è, direi, indiretto, ma molto efficace. È un sottoprodotto, un effetto collaterale, della vita e dell’opera che le Chiese compiono mentre svolgono la loro missione principale. Ciò avviene principalmente a livello personale e comunitario, e spesso a livello locale». Padre Manuel Enrique Barrios Prieto, segretario generale della Commissione degli episcopati dell’Unione … Continue reading »