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EVENT | Season of Creation 2022. Join the online meeting on the “Fit for 55” Package

The European Laudato Si’ Alliance (ELSiA) invites you to participate in the online meeting on the “Fit for 55” Package to implement the Green Deal. The event will take place on Thursday 8 September 2022 with the participation of Dr. Gregor Erbach from the European Parliamentary Research Service. Click here to register The “Fit for 55” Package is a legislative proposal of 13 interlinked measures aimed … Continue reading »

Press Release

COMECE publishes a contribution to the European Education Area

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) releases its contribution to the European Education Area on Thursday 1 September 2022, calling on the EU and its Member States to implement integral education in their policies. Fr. Barrios: “We must ensure that learners are respected in their dignity and find their vocation in life”. Read the contribution Drafted by the COMECE Working … Continue reading »

News

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 »

News

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 »

08/07/2022

Statement of the COMECE General Secretary on EP Resolution “US Supreme Court decision to overturn abortion rights in the US” [EN, FR, DE, ES]

 

 


Press Release

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 »

Press Release

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 »

Press Release

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 »