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
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
25 August 2020 From 1 September to 4 October, Christians all over the world celebrate the Season of Creation, as well as the Day of Creation on 1 September. Following the tradition from previous years, in CEC and CCEE, we have taken advantage of this occasion and have encouraged our Member Churches in Europe to acknowledge these days to celebrate the richness of our faith … Continue reading Season of Creation 2020 – ‘Jubilee for the Earth’
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!
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
This is the fourth edition of the meeting of legal advisors of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe, which takes place every two years and gives the opportunity to discuss the issues and challenges that the Church faces today in Europe and to share the work of each individual Bishops Conference. 32 consultants and experts in the legal field met in Bratislava, from 3 to 5 … Continue reading IV Meeting of the Legal Advisors for the European Bishops’ Conferences
The meeting of the National Directors for Migration took place in Athens from 26 to 28 of this past November. Led by Card. Anders Arborelius, head of the Migrations Section of the CCEE Commission for Social Pastoral Care, the meeting focused on the theme: “The Local community as a model of welcoming and integration in Europe”. H. E. Mgr Giampaolo Crepaldi, President of the CCEE … Continue reading The Local Community as a model of Welcoming and Integration in Europe
Press Release No: 19/25 issued jointly with the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE). Inspired by the biblical premise of Isaiah 51:9 “Awake, awake, put on strength!” the Joint Committee of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) affirmed hope in addressing Europe’s challenges. The theme of the meeting “Living Hope in Europe today” made the participants discuss … Continue reading Living Hope in Europe Today
From 20 to 23 October 2020, the European Symposium on the proclamation of the faith, organised by the Youth Commission and the Catechesis Section of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), will be held in Krakow, at the Shrine of St John Paul II. In view of the Symposium, a preparatory conference was held in recent days at the Archbishopric of Krakow, attended by … Continue reading Get up, Christ is calling you!
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!