COMECE launches new initiative on EU Christian cultural heritage

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) launches “Christian artworks month by month”, a new initiative promoting Christian cultural heritage from the dioceses of the COMECE Bishop Delegates located across Europe.

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The initiative, launched on Thursday 8 April 2021, follows the Conference “Promoting the Christian Heritage of Europe” and aims to present and reflect on Christian culture and its social relevance within the European Union.

In cooperation with the dioceses of each of its Bishop Delegates, COMECE will share examples of Christian art masterpieces through its social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin), encouraging to reflect on the European dimension of such heritage and on the diversity, richness and beauty of artworks often out of reach to a wider audience.

“Christian cultural heritage is a key element of European identity, which points to the shared history of European citizens and Churches, proving to be extremely meaningful also in present times, especially in the context of the current Covid-19 pandemic”, states Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto, General Secretary of COMECE.

Digital visual contributions of Christian works of art will be monthly shared to foster a “culture of encounter” and dialogue, in the light of Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter Fratelli Tutti.