Category Archives: Presidency

STATEMENT

An appeal from the CCEE Presidency for H. E. Mgr Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz

Since this past 31 August, H. E. Monsignor Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Archbishop of Minsk and President of the Belarusian Conference of Catholic Bishops, after returning from a journey to Poland where he participated in celebrations in honour of Our Lady of Częstochowa, has been prevented from returning to his country The CCEE Presidency expresses the closeness of the entire European Episcopate to Monsignor Kondrusiewicz and to … Continue reading An appeal from the CCEE Presidency for H. E. Mgr Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz »

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” »

Press Release

Light a Candle at Easter Vigil

European Bishops invitation to hope

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life”. (John 8:12) In view of the upcoming Easter Sunday celebrations, H. Em. Card. Angelo Bagnasco and H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, respectively President of the Council of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE), and President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences … Continue reading Light a Candle at Easter Vigil »

Press Release

Deliver us from evil!

Coronavirus, CCEE and COMECE Presidents raise a common prayer to God

In response to the difficult time communities all over the world are facing due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak, H.Em. Card. Angelo Bagnasco and H.Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, respectively President of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), raise a common prayer to God for help, comfort and salvation. In … Continue reading Deliver us from evil! »

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 »

Vice-President

Cardinal Vincent Gerard Nichols His Eminence Vincent Nichols is the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster. Born in Crosby, Liverpool on 8 November 1945, Cardinal Nichols was ordained to the priesthood in Rome on 21 December 1969. He was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster on 24 January 1992. In 1998 Cardinal Nichols was appointed Chair of the Bishops’ Conference Department for Catholic Education and Formation and also … Continue reading Vice-President »

Vice-President

Cardinal Vincent Nichols His Eminence Vincent Nichols is the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster. Born in Crosby, Liverpool, on 8 November 1945, Cardinal Nichols was ordained to the priesthood in Rome on 21 December 1969. He was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of Westminster on 24 January 1992. In 1998 Cardinal Nichols was appointed Chair of the Bishops’ Conference Department for Catholic Education and Formation and also Chair … Continue reading Vice-President »

President

Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa (Italy), was born on 14 January 1943 in Pontevico, Brescia, Italy. He was ordained a priest on 29 June 1966 and holds a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Genoa. From 1966 to 1985 he served as assistant parish priest at San Pietro e Santa Teresa di Bambino Gesù in Genoa. In 1975 until 1984 … Continue reading President »

THE PRESIDENCY

The President and the Vice-Presidents are elected during the CCEE Plenary Assembly by the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences for a renewable five-year term. Members of the Presidency can be contacted directly through the CCEE Secretariat. The current Presidency (elected in 2016) is composed of:

The CCEE Presidency Audience with the Pope

The Committment of the Church in Europe

Rome, 12-13 December 2018

On the morning of Thursday 13 December the Holy Father Francis held a private audience with the Presidency and Secretariat of the CCEE.  The meeting, being both encouraging and exciting, was also a particular moment of grace and dialogue on the topic of the Church in Europe and allowed the President of the CCEE, Card. Angelo Bagnasco, to recount to the Pope the initiatives in … Continue reading The Committment of the Church in Europe »