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🔴 CALL TO ACTION: participate in the ELSiA Living Laudato Si’ Survey

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) encourages Catholic dioceses and organisations across Europe to participate in the European Laudato Si’ Alliance (ELSiA) survey, which aims to gain an understanding of how Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter “Laudato Si’” has been received across Europe and the initiatives it has inspired. The survey is available here COMECE supports the launch of the “Living … Continue reading »

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COMECE and Katholisches Büro express concerns over EP SoHO Regulation Draft

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Katholisches Büro in Berlin are jointly releasing a statement on Tuesday, September 12, 2023, expressing their deep concerns about the draft of the European Parliament’s position on the SoHO Regulation. This regulation will set the fundamental curse for future handling of prenatal human life in European transplantation and pharmaceutical legislation. Read the … Continue reading »


📺 VIDEO | Watch the COMECE Youth Net Event for World Youth Day

The video of the COMECE panel discussion, ‘Christian Testimonies Between Faith and Social Engagement,’ held in Lisbon on Thursday, August 3, 2023, in the context of World Youth Day, is now available! Watch the full video The event raised awareness on the importance of the involvement of young Christians in Europe. Speakers from different fields and age groups addressed challenges in their professional and personal experience, … Continue reading »

📺 VIDEO | Apostolic Nuncio to the EU: “Politics thrives on dialogue”

The Apostolic Nuncio to the European Union, H.E. Mgr. Noël Treanor, participated in the St. Michael Annual Reception held in Berlin on Monday 4 September 2023 by the German Bishop Conference (DBK) and its liaison office in Berlin. The event featured the participation of the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz. Full video | Read statements In his speech, the Apostolic Nuncio promoted the “art of compromise” … Continue reading »


🇪🇺 EVENT | Holy Mass in memory of venerable Robert Schuman to be held on September 4

Join us in commemorating the memory of Robert Schuman, one of the founding fathers of the European Union, on the 60th anniversary of his passing away! COMECE invites you to a special Holy Mass for his soul and in thanksgiving on Monday, September 4, 2023, at 18:30 (CET), at the Chapel for Europe on Rue Van Maerlant 22-24 in Brussels. In 2021, Pope Francis officially … Continue reading »

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COMECE on the “ethical indefensibility” of an EU fundamental right to abortion

In the context of the public debate on including a supposed right to abortion in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, COMECE publishes the statement ‘The Ethical Indefensibility of an EU Fundamental Right to Abortion’ elaborated by its Commission on Ethics. Read the Statement The document argues that the respect for the inalienable dignity of every human being in every stage of life – especially … Continue reading »

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COMECE invites you to join its panel discussion at World Youth Day in Lisbon

The COMECE Youth Net will hold the panel discussion entitled “Christian testimonies between faith and social engagement” on Thursday 3 August 2023 in the framework of World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal. The event will be a unique chance to rediscover the involvement of Christians in politics, society ad culture in Europe and the world. The event will involve speakers from different fields, countries and … Continue reading »

Czech Republic

Christian ARTworks: Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (Diocese of Hradec Králové)

This month, our ‘Christian Heritage month by month’ column presents the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, the only surviving medieval Gothic church in the area of the Diocese of Hradec Králové, in the Czech Republic. Click here for more info The Cathedral of the Holy Spirit is the principal church of the Diocese of Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic. The Cathedral was probably founded … Continue reading »

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COMECE and its partners share key messages in view of the upcoming EU-CELAC Summit

In the run-up to the EU-CELAC Summit taking place next week, COMECE, together with CELAM, Caritas Europa and Caritas LAC, launches on Tuesday 11 July 2023 a series of short videos advocating for a people-centered and just partnership between the two regions. COMECE President Mgr. Crociata: “The Summit should be also an opportunity to promote a culture of encounter and peace.”  In view of the … Continue reading »


COMECE joins a global faith leaders appeal for a robust EU due diligence law

COMECE joins on Wednesday 5 July 2023 the appeal of faith leaders across the world urging for a strong EU due diligence legislation. General Secretary Fr. Barrios Prieto: “It would be an important step towards a sustainable economy that serves people and respects the planet”. Read the Statement The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) supports the statement endorsed by more … Continue reading »