The Bishops of the European Union confirmed Fr. Manuel Barrios Prieto as General Secretary of COMECE for a second mandate of four years. The confirmation took place in the context of the 2023 Autumn Plenary Assembly of COMECE, held in Brussels on 8-10 November 2023.
Fr. Barrios Prieto is a Spanish prelate from Madrid. He holds a degree in Theology and one in Clinical Psychology.
In 2019, he was elected for a first mandate as General Secretary of COMECE. Before leading the COMECE Secretariat, Fr. Barrios Prieto was the Spanish Episcopal delegate for the Pastoral Care of the Family. He was also responsible for the Secretariat of the Spanish Bishops’ Conference for Ecumenism and Interreligious Dialogue. Click here to read his full biography.
The second mandate as General Secretary of COMECE will last until 2027.