Full video of the roundtable on EU-CELAC Summit is now available

In view of the upcoming EU-CELAC Summit, COMECE and its partners organised on Tuesday 6 June 2023 a public debate reflecting on ways to make the Summit an occasion to promote global justice and a partnership of equals. The President of COMECE, Mgr. Crociata: “the Summit and its follow-up represent a unique opportunity for a more fraternal world.”  Watch the full video

The roundtable event was an opportunity for us to share some of the key elements of a Catholic vision for the renewed partnership between the European Union and Latin American and Caribbean countries, and to also have a constructive dialogue with EU decision-makers and other stakeholders.

In his address, the President of COMECE, H.E. Mgr. Mariano Crociata stated: “at a time when our two regions are facing a number of humanitarian, security, socio-economic, political as well as environmental challenges, the Summit and its follow-up represent a unique opportunity to reinforce bi-regional cooperation, but also to engage in unity for a world based on the principles of justice, solidarity, fraternity, and sustainability that leaves no one behind”. Read Mgr. Crociata full speech

The event was organised by the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM), Caritas Latin America and the Caribbean, and Caritas Europa.


Full Video of the evento [EN]

Speech by Mgr. Crociata [EN]

CELAM Press Release [12