Meeting of the Bishops of the Catholic Eastern Rite Churches in Europe

Fátima, Portugal, 20-23 October 2016

The meeting is organized annually by one of the Catholic Eastern Rite Churches present in Europe. Since 2009, CCEE has given its support to this meeting of bishops of Catholic Eastern Rite Churches in Europe. This year the meeting will take place in Portugal. Within the Catholic Church there are particular Churches, called sui iuris Churches or Rites, in full communion with the Church of Rome but distinguished from the Latin Catholic Church by their different forms of liturgical worship and popular devotion, sacramental (administration of the sacraments) and canonical (juridical norms) disciplines, terminology and theological traditions. In Europe there are Bishops of the Greek-Catholic, Maronite, Chaldean, Armenian Churches...


The pastoral care of Eastern Catholic migrants in Western countries

Final Message

The Final Message of the meeting in available in Deutsch, English, Français and Italian


The programme of the meeting with some important information for the journalist is available in Italian

List of participants

List of participants updated as 17.10.2016


Photos of the meeting will be available here