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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 18:00 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »