Category Archives: Presidency

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 »

Plenary Assembly

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 »

Ecumenism

The CCEE President met the Secretary General of the WCC

This morning, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of CCEE met with the rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, Secretary General of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in the headquarters of the international organization that gathers over 340 Christian churches. Together with Pastor Olav Fykse Tveit and His Eminence the Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and Co-President of the European Catholic-Orthodox Forum, Cardinal Angelo … Continue reading The CCEE President met the Secretary General of the WCC »

General Assembly of the Conference of European Churches

We are all called to follow Jesus without delay and to be His witnesses

Greeting of Cadinal Bagnasco, CCEE President

“In this world so often indifferent to God and which at times acts even against God, to be witnesses of Jesus is truly the heart of the whole of our mission. It is today, and it will be also in the future of ecumenism and the dialogue between the Christian Churches. We are all called to follow Jesus without delay and to be His witnesses. … Continue reading We are all called to follow Jesus without delay and to be His witnesses »

Holy Land

Protect life at all costs. Appeal of the CCEE Presidency

Appeal of the CCEE Presidency for Peace in the Holy Land

We join the Catholic Church in the Holy Land to deplore “yet another explosion of hatred and violence, which is once again staining the Holy Land with blood” in these days. The Presidency of the CCEE wants to witness the closeness of the European Church and welcomes the invitation of the Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, H.E. Mons. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, for a … Continue reading Protect life at all costs. Appeal of the CCEE Presidency »

Presidency

CCEE Presidency discusses the theme ´Europe´s Supportive Spirit´

Choosing the theme for the next Plenary Assembly

On “Europe Day”*, the CCEE Presidency met in Rome to prepare for the next Plenary Assembly – the ecclesial gathering which brings together the Presidents’ of the Bishops’ Conferences of 41 European nations. The 2018 Plenary will take place in Poznań (Poland) from 12-16 September. At that meeting, the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences will discuss the theme Europe’s supportive spirit. By means of European … Continue reading CCEE Presidency discusses the theme ´Europe´s Supportive Spirit´ »