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Press Release, 07/03/2019


COMECE Spring Plenary Assembly

European Bishops to meet ahead of the 2019 EU elections


Delegates of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union will gather in Brussels on 13-15 March to participate in the 2019 COMECE Spring Plenary Assembly, with the announced participation of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission.


General view of the meeting


From 23-26 May 2019, all EU citizens across the continent will have to elect the new members of the European Parliament. The results will condition the political decisions impacting our day to day lives for the next five years.


In view of this crucial democratic appointment, COMECE Bishops will exchange on how to better promote “dialogue” as the main tool to face the challenges, uncertainties and transformations impacting on the EU institutions and on our future.


The dialogue with Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, will be an opportunity for Bishops to highlight the need to rediscover Europe’s common identity and better protect persons, families and cultures. Placing the human person at the heart of public policies and involving citizens in projects perceived as more inclusive and better serving the common good, shall also be part of EU priorities.


European Bishops will discuss COMECE’s recent activities, which are giving concrete content to the open, transparent and regular dialogue between EU institutions and Churches as foreseen by Article 17 TFEU.



The Plenary Assembly is a closed-doors events. Journalists and media operators interested in covering the event are invited to contact COMECE Communication Officer.


Press Room will be arranged to facilitate the work of journalists. Due to limited space inside our facility, priority criteria may be adopted with regard to access.


During the event, COMECE website and social media will be updated constantly with photos and video interviews in various languages. Journalists can freely use this material by crediting COMECE.

Press contact:

Alessandro Di Maio

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