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🇸🇪🇪🇺 Delegation of European Churches meets with Swedish EU Presidency 

An ecumenical delegation representing the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met with Swedish Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health, Jakob Forssmed, on Tuesday, 30 May 2023, to discuss the implementation of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the EU. Read COMECE-CEC Contribution During the meeting held in Stockholm, the ecumenical delegation expressed … Continue reading »

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COMECE and CEC Presidents share a joint message for Pentecost

To mark the occasion of Pentecost, considering the impact of war in Ukraine, resulting in horrific physical, material and spiritual suffering, H.E. Mgr. Mariano Crociata and Rev. Christian Krieger, respectively presidents of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and of the Conference of European Churches (CEC), issue the following message on Friday, 26 May 2023. Download the message Since the … Continue reading »

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COMECE and EU decision-makers discuss ways to promote peace in Ukraine at the European Parliament

COMECE gathered Church representatives, EU policy-makers and civil society actors at the European Parliament, in Brussels, on Thursday 25 May 2023, in a roundtable dedicated to the war in Ukraine and on-going security challenges in the EU’s Eastern neighbourhood. Mgr. Vokál: “The EU needs to offer to the continent a renewed strategic vision for stability, justice and peace”. Read Mgr. Vokál’s speech   Against the … Continue reading »


Christian ARTworks: St. Michael the Archangel (Diocese of Łomża)

This month, our ‘Christian Heritage month by month’ column presents the Cathedral of St. Michael the Archangel in Łomża, the oldest monument in the entire northeast Poland and a great masterpiece of Gothic architecture. For more information, visit the official website of the Diocese. The founder of the church was Anna Radziwiłł, the wife of Konrad II the Red, Prince of Mazovia. The church was … Continue reading »


Nigerian Bishop Mgr. Kukah in Brussels to dialogue with EU and Church representatives

The Bishop of Sokoto, H. E. Mgr. Matthew Hassan Kukah, visited the Secretariat of COMECE on Tuesday, 16 May 2023, to participate in a dialogue meeting with EU and Church representatives on the current situation in Nigeria. The meeting resulted in a fruitful discussion on Nigeria’s challenges following the presidential elections held on 25 February 2023. Mgr. Kulak highlighted the positive role of healthy public … Continue reading »


Santa Marta Group presents its strategic plan to enhance the fight against human trafficking

On Wednesday, 10 May 2023, COMECE facilitated a series of dialogue meetings between a delegation of the Santa Marta Group and members of the European Parliament. The discussions addressed ways to enhance the fight against trafficking in human beings. The delegation of the Group was led by H.E. Mgr. William Kenney CP, who presented the strategic plan of the Santa Marta Group to a number … Continue reading »


Public debate on the upcoming EU-CELAC Summit to take place in early June. Registration is now open!

In view of the upcoming EU-CELAC Summit, COMECE invites you to participate to a public debate reflecting on ways to make the Summit an occasion to promote global justice and a partnership of equals. The event will take place in Brussels, in a hybrid setting, on Tuesday, 6 June 2023, from 16:00 to 18:00 (CET). Register now! The event is organised by the Commission of … Continue reading »


Video of the Conference “Towards a new model for companies in Europe” is now online

The video of the conference “Towards a new model for companies in Europe” is now online on our YouTube channel. If you did not have the opportunity to attend the event, click here to watch the video! The video offers a reflection on new inclusive business models in Europe, taking inspiration from the experience of the Spanish corporation Mondragon. The conference took place in Brussels … Continue reading »