Category Archives: Plenary Assembly

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Europe: together in discerning perspectives for the future

Final Message of the Bishops

The CCEE Plenary Assembly, this year in online mode, concluded with the approval of the Final Message to Europe. The European Bishops encourage peoples and nations not to shut themselves away, to look to tomorrow with a rediscovered confidence while walking together in the light of the Risen Christ and committing themselves to renewed solidarity in the knowledge that they are close to one another. … Continue reading Europe: together in discerning perspectives for the future »

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We believe in a Europe that is a family of solidarity

The first day of work in online mode gets underway

The CCEE Plenary Assembly opened this afternoon with the reading of the message that was sent from Pope Francis to the Presidents of the European Bishops’ Conferences. “The experience of this pandemic – wrote the Holy Father – has left a deep mark in all of us, because it dramatically affected one of the structural requirements of our existence – relations among people and in … Continue reading We believe in a Europe that is a family of solidarity »

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Cancelled – The CCEE Plenary Assembly in Prague

The working sessions will take place in online mode

The CCEE Plenary Assembly, previewed from the upcoming 25 to 27 September in Prague, is now cancelled due to the deteriorating situation of infection from Covid-19 in the Czech Republic. During these hours, the daily increase in the number of people infected with Covid-19 is making it increasingly difficult to reach the city of Prague. Many European countries are imposing a quarantine on those who return from … Continue reading Cancelled – The CCEE Plenary Assembly in Prague »

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The Church in Europe after the Pandemic. Perspectives for Creation and Community

The CCEE Plenary Assembly in Prague from 25 to 27 September

The Annual Plenary Assembly of the Council of European Bishop’s Conferences will be held in Prague, Czech Republic, from 25 to 27 September 2020. Considering the current health regulations and the difficulty travelling from some countries due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Presidents of the National Bishop’s  Conferences that are will be unable to reach Prague, will participate via videoconference. The chosen theme for this … Continue reading The Church in Europe after the Pandemic. Perspectives for Creation and Community »

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Europe, wake up!

Final message of the Bishops

During the concluding session of the Plenary Assembly that has taken place in Santiago de Compostela in these last days, the presidents of the European Bishops’ Conferences, members of the CCEE, have addressed a message to the whole of Europe. “From the tomb of the Apostle James, the destination of many pilgrims from every part of our continent, we too, the Bishops of the Council … Continue reading Europe, wake up! »

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Pilgrims at the Tomb of the Apostle Saint James

On the second day, the gathering of European Bishops

32 Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe were present in Santiago de Compostela for the annual Plenary Assembly, entitled: “Europe, time to wake up? The Signs of Hope”. The second day of the meeting began with the Eucharistic Celebration, presided over by the CCEE President, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, and ended with the pilgrimage of the prelates from Monte do Gozo to Santiago Cathedral, to … Continue reading Pilgrims at the Tomb of the Apostle Saint James »

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Europe, time to wake up? The signs of Hope

3-6 October, Santiago de Compostela

The annual CCEE Plenary Assembly began yesterday in Santiago de Compostela and opened with the invitation from Pope Francis “to live these days as a journey, aimed at identifying the signs of hope that you find in Europe today”. In the message that he sent to the members of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences Pope Francis recalled that love “is the greatest antidote to … Continue reading Europe, time to wake up? The signs of Hope »

Press Release

Europe, time to wake up? The signs of hope

The next Plenary Asembly in Santiago de Compostela

The annual Plenary Assembly of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences will take place in Santiago de Compostela at the Hospedería San Martín Pinario from 3 to 6 October 2019 upon the invitation of the Archbishop of Santiago, H.E. Mgr. Julián Barrio Barrio, and with the support of the whole Spanish Bishops’ Conference. The chosen theme for this Plenary is: “Europe, time to wake up? … Continue reading Europe, time to wake up? The signs of hope »

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European Bishops Thank Millions of Christian Volunteers

Poznań, Poland, 13-16 September 2018

“Volunteer work involves millions of Christians in Europe and is a remarkable and pervasive activity, that can reach many poor and marginalized people living in our opulent societies, with a peculiar dynamism of love. […] We wish to express our closeness, encouraging support and gratitude to the Christians who engage in volunteer work, whether it is organized or spontaneous, structured or occasional.” It is with … Continue reading European Bishops Thank Millions of Christian Volunteers »

CCEE in Poland to speak about solidarity in Europe

Regarding the Plenary Assembly 2018

At the invitation of His Grace Mgr Stanisław Gądecki, Archbishop of Poznań, President of the Polish Bishops’ Conference and Vice-president of CCEE, the church body which sees the participation of the Presidents of all the Bishops’ Conferences representing 45 nations of the continent, the annual Plenary Assembly of the Council of European Episcopal Conferences (CCEE) will take place from 13-16 September in Poznań (Poland). The … Continue reading CCEE in Poland to speak about solidarity in Europe »