NEWS | Interreligious Dialogue highlighted as key to strengthening European democracies at Berlin CoE Conference

In the context of the conference titled “How can interreligious engagement help to re-invigorate the European democracies?” held in Berlin, Germany, on Tuesday, 14 May 2024, COMECE emphasised the positive role of religion, including interreligious dialogue, in strengthening the values that are foundational to democracy. Speaking at the event, Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European … Continue reading »

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EVENT | Conference “Politics as an area for expressing Christian values” to be held in Thessaloniki

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) is organising a conference titled “Politics as an Area for Expressing Christian Values in Everyday Life,” scheduled on 15-17 May 2024, in Thessaloniki, Greece. The event is open to the public and includes the official signing of the Declaration “Europe, be yourself!”. Programme | Ceremony This event is held in cooperation with the Conference … Continue reading »


EVENT | International conference “The geopolitics of Higher Education”

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) is delighted to invite you to participate in the international conference “The geopolitics of Higher Education” to take place at the COMECE Secretariat, Brussels, on Wednesday, 12 June 2024 from 9:30 to 17:00 (CET). Register now by clicking here | Download the Programme Scientific and academic diplomacy has long been a significant instrument of … Continue reading »


EVENT | Do European Catholics care about ecology? Multilingual Online Press Conference to be held on 20th May

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) cordially invites you to an online multilingual press conference to unveil the results of the ‘Living Laudato Si’ in Europe’ survey. This groundbreaking initiative, conducted by the European Laudato Si’ Alliance (ELSiA), explores how values are being integrated across Europe. Please join us exclusively online on Monday, 20 May 2024, at 11:00 (CET). Register … Continue reading »


VIDEO | Webinar on Religious Heritage and sustainable society is now available

The video recording of the online conference “Religious Heritage: an overlooked driver for a more sustainable and inclusive society” is now publicly available for viewing on the COMECE YouTube channel. The video recording is available here. Held in April 2024 in the context of the New European Bauhaus Festival 2024, the event showcased a series of innovative projects to make religious heritage sites more sustainable … Continue reading »


Christian ARTworks | The Rock of Cashel (Ireland)

This month, our ‘Christian Heritage month by month’ column presents you the Rock of Cashel in the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly, Ireland. The site posses the most impressive cluster of medieval building in Ireland. Among them figure a round tower, a high cross, a Romanesque chapel, a Gothic cathedral, an abbey, the Hall of the Vicars Choral and a fifteenth-century Tower House. Click here … Continue reading »