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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 »

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COMECE regrets conversion of Church of Saint Savior in Chora into a mosque: “Another major blow to Interreligious Dialogue”

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) commented on Thursday, 23 May 2024, regarding the recent implentation of the decision by Turkish authorities to transform the Church of Saint Savior in Chora into a mosque. “This step further dilutes the historical roots of the Christian presence in the country. Any interreligious dialogue initiative promoted by Turkish authorities loses credibility”. Four years … Continue reading »

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REPORT & VIDEO | The Living Laudato Si’ European Survey, a first-of-its-kind initiative

The European Laudato Si’ Alliance (ELSiA) unveiled the results of the ‘Living Laudato Si’ in Europe’ survey on Monday, 20 May 2024. The results of this groundbreaking initiative assess the impact of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’ on ecological efforts by Catholic groups across Europe. Full Report | Watch the video of the press conference Led by St Mary’s University, a consortium of five universities analysed … Continue reading »

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NEWS | Churches affirm place of Christian values in European politics and society

As Europe prepares for the 2024 EU elections in June, representatives of various Churches gathered in Thessaloniki, Greece, on 15-17 May 2024 to highlight the role of Christian values in European politics and society amid growing secularisation. Mgr. Crociata stated: “Churches have the opportunity and responsibility of giving our societies the hope of not losing memory of the roots that bring life to the values … Continue reading »