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🔴 COMECE Plenary Assembly | EU Bishops to discuss implications of the Russian war in Ukraine

Delegates of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union will hold the Autumn COMECE Plenary Assembly in Brussels on 12-14 October 2022 for an in-depth discussion on the socio-economic and geopolitical implications of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, with a particular emphasis on the energy crisis. The event will feature a dialogue meeting with Klaus Welle, Secretary-General of the European Parliament, an exchange with Pascal … Continue reading »

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EU Bishops to celebrate a ‘Mass for Europe’ in Brussels on Wednesday 12 October

On the occasion of the 2022 COMECE Autumn Assembly and in the context of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU, the Bishops of the European Union warmly invite you to participate in the ‘Mass for Europe’, to be celebrated at the Church of Notre-Dame des Victoires au Sablon, Place du Grand Sablon, Bruxelles, on Wednesday 12 October 2022 at 19:00 (CET). The … Continue reading »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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COMECE 2021 Annual Report Now Online

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) Annual Report for 2021 is now online. The report includes a special feature on the Conference on the Future of Europe, highlighting the contribution of COMECE to this EU initiative. In the foreword article opening the publication, H.Em. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, President of COMECE, calls on all of us to keep cultivating hope … Continue reading »

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Cardinal Hollerich to preside over the beatification of Philipp Jeningen SJ

COMECE President Cardinal Hollerich will preside over the beatification Mass of Philipp Jeningen SJ on Saturday 16 July 2022 in the city of Ellwangen, Germany. H. Em. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, Archbishop of Luxembourg and President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), will preside over the beatification celebration of Father Johann Philipp Jeningen SJ (1642-1704), who served as popular … Continue reading »

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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 »

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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 »