Category Archives: Europe

Press Release

“Let’s all work together for a recovery that leaves no one behind”

Joint meeting of the CCEE-COMECE Presidencies

The annual CCEE-COMECE Presidencies meeting was held on Wednesday, 3 June 2020 with a special focus on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the day-to-day life in the Church and European societies, as well as on the Catholic Church’s contribution to “a just recovery that leaves no-one behind”. At the centre of the debate was the situation of the Church in Europe, together with … Continue reading “Let’s all work together for a recovery that leaves no one behind” »

Mass at Casa Santa Marta

The Pope prays for Europe

May Europe be united in dream of the Founding Fathers

Pope Francis, during Mass this Wednesday in the second week of Easter Time, addresses his thoughts to Europe: “At this moment in which unity is very necessary between ourselves and between nations, we pray today for Europe, so that Europe might succeed in creating this fraternal unity dreamt of by the founding fathers of the European Union.” Here is the link to the complete article … Continue reading The Pope prays for Europe »

CCEE – COMECE Joint Statement

No to anti-Semitism and political manipulation of the truth

On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, in the spirit of Pope Francis’ words, obliges us to expressly fight against all acts that trample on human dignity: racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism. We cannot allow the truth to be ignored or manipulated for immediate political needs – we read in the Statement issued by the Presidency of the Council of European Bishops’ … Continue reading No to anti-Semitism and political manipulation of the truth »

Secretariat

Fr Martin Michalíček, New Secretary General of CCEE

Poznań, Poland, 14 September 2018

Fr Martin Michalíček is the new GeneralSecretary  of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE). Late in the morning the Presidents of Europe’s Bishops’ Conferences, gathered Poznań (13-16) for their annual Plenary Assembly (13-16 September), elected him for a five-year term (with immediate effect). Fr Martin Michalíček succeeds Duarte da Cunha, who concluded a second five-year term. The CCEE President, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of … Continue reading Fr Martin Michalíček, New Secretary General of CCEE »