Press Release

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 age groups, who will actively engage with the audience and testify about their life experiences as Christians. Panelists will also address challenges encountered during their professional and private life, sharing how they personally live out their faith and vocation in their daily life and at work.

As part of more than 480 events included in the WYD Youth Festival, the COMECE Youth Net’s event will be held on Thursday, 3 August, from 14:30 to 16:30 in the auditorium of the Ordem dos Contabilistas Certificados (OCC). The event is open to all participants in World Youth Day, with no registration needed.

The panel discussion will be opened by H. E. Mgr Antoine Hérouard, COMECE First-Vice President and Archbishop of Dijon, and will feature, among others, the following speakers:

  • Lídia Pereira, Member of the European Parliament (Portugal);
  • Isabel Jonet, President of Banco Alimentar (Portugal);
  • Tadeusz Syka, Movie Director (Poland);
  • Carlos João Diogo, Project manager at Critical Software (Portugal).

The event is organised by the COMECE Youth Net, the network of youth delegates acting as a consultative body of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE). Find out more info about the COMECE Youth Net.

Date & Time: Thursday, 3 August, from 14:30 to 16:30
Location: Ordem dos Contabilistas Certificados (OCC), Av. Barbosa du Bocage 45, 1049-013 Lisboa, Portugal