Meeting of the Eastern Catholic Bishops of Europe

Lungro, Italy, 14-17 June 2018

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. This year the meeting will take place in Lungro (Italy).

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 programme (only Italian) is available here.

Lists of Participants

The list of participants is available here.


Greetings of His Lordship Mgr Donato Oliverio, Bishop of the Catholic Eparchy of Lungro degli Italo-Albanesi [Italo-Albanians] of continental Italy - IT

Greetings of His Eminence Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches - IT

Greetings of His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of the CCEE - IT

Message of Pope Francis (News of Agensir)

Address of Prof. Riccardo Burigana: “An Open Door: the contribution of the Italian-Albanese Church to the ecumenical journey” - IT


2018 - Meeting of the Eastern Catholic Bishops of Europe