Category Archives: Press

📺 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 »

Press Release

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 »


📑 PUBLICATION | COMECE 2022 Annual Report is now online

We are pleased to announce that our 2022 Annual Report is now accessible online! Initially released in print earlier last March during the COMECE Plenary Assembly in Rome, we are delighted to also make the report available in its digital format. The Annual Report introduces two new sections, on youth policies and communication, providing additional insights compared to previous editions. If you prefer a printed … Continue reading »


COMECE contributes to EP dialogue seminar on the EU Single Market

In the Article 17 TFEU Dialogue Seminar on the 30th Anniversary of the EU Single Market, held at the European Parliament on Tuesday 27 June 2023, COMECE recalled that “more inclusive and fair economic models are needed for the benefit of all and essential to ensure that the EU project remains vibrant”. Watch the video of the event The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of … Continue reading »

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ECUMENISM | COMECE President Mgr. Crociata greets the 2023 CEC General Assembly in Tallinn

The President of COMECE, H.E. Mgr. Mariano Crociata, greeted the participants of the 2023 General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches in Tallinn (Estonia) on Sunday, 18 June 2023. Crociata: “As the tragic war against Ukraine rages on, common understandings and projects are necessary to overcome conflict and create ways of reconciliation and peace”. Speech [EN – IT] Mgr. Mariano Crociata was invited to … Continue reading »