Press Release

Mass for Europe cancelled due to new Covid-19 measures in Brussels

In consideration of the sanitary measures recently adopted by the authorities of the Brussels Region to prevent the further spread of Covid-19, we regret to inform you that the Mass for Europe is cancelled.

The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) cancels the Mass for Europe scheduled for Wednesday 28 October 2020 on the occasion of the 40th anniversary since its establishment.
The decision follows the suspension of all religious services in the region of Brussels as part of a broader set of reinforced measures announced on Saturday 24 October 2020 by the Brussels regional government aimed at slowing or reversing the rise of cases of Covid-19 in the capital of Belgium.

The Mass for Europe was supposed to be celebrated by of H. Em. Pietro Parolin, Cardinal Secretary of State of His Holiness Pope Francis. Despite this change of plans, His Eminence will remotely address the Autumn Assembly of the EU Bishops on Wednesday 28 October 2020.

COMECE thanks all of those who registered to participate in the Mass for Europe. We will keep you informed on the organisation of a future Mass for Europe and we invite you to already visit, the online platform offering religious services via streaming from sanctuaries from all over Europe.