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Position paper on EU legislation on Labour Migration released by the Christian Group on Migration and Asylum

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) shares on Wednesday 29 November 2023 the Position Paper elaborated by the Christian Group on Migration and Asylum in view of the negotiations between EU institutions regarding the legislation on Labour Migration. Download the Position Paper The document includes comments on the recast of the Single Permit Directive and of the Long-term Residence Directive … Continue reading »


EVENT | Conference on Laudate Deum and the EU’s Green Transition to be held on December 7

COMECE, the Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) and the European Laudato Si’ Alliance (ELSia) invite you to participate in the Conference “The new Laudate Deum of Pope Francis and the EU’s Green Transition”, to take place in Brussels on Thursday 7 December 2023 from 18:00 to 19:30 (CET). Register now! The event follows the publication of Laudate Deum, Pope Francis’ recently published Apostolic Exhortation on … Continue reading »

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🔴 Assembly adopts declaration calling on the EU to offer a renewed vision for justice and peace

The Bishops of the European Union, gathered in Brussels for the 2023 Autumn COMECE Plenary Assembly, adopt a statement on peace in the context of the serious deterioration of international security, on Friday 10 November 2023. EU Bishops: “We call on Europe to offer a renewed vision for justice and peace”. Read the declaration [EN – IT – FR – CZ] Bishops express their deep … Continue reading »


COMECE advocates for the importance of confessional religious education at all levels of learning

COMECE welcomes the resolution on the system of European Schools adopted by the European Parliament last September. The resolution insists on “maintaining the current provision of religious and ethical education”. Last September, the European Parliament adopted its resolution “System of European Schools – state of play, challenges and perspectives”, on the current stand of these educational institutes, which aim to provide quality education to children … Continue reading »