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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 »

Legal Affairs

IV Meeting of the Legal Advisors for the European Bishops’ Conferences

Reform of the canonical marriage process, conscientious objection and hate speech

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 »

CEC-CCEE Joint Committee

Living Hope in Europe Today

Brussels, 18 and 19 November

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 »

European Symposium on the Youth

Get up, Christ is calling you!

Christus Vivit in Europe

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! »

Plenary Assembly/3

Europe, wake up!

Final message of the Bishops

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! »

Plenary Assembly/2

Pilgrims at the Tomb of the Apostle Saint James

On the second day, the gathering of European Bishops

32 Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe were present in Santiago de Compostela for the annual Plenary Assembly, entitled: “Europe, time to wake up? The Signs of Hope”. The second day of the meeting began with the Eucharistic Celebration, presided over by the CCEE President, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, and ended with the pilgrimage of the prelates from Monte do Gozo to Santiago Cathedral, to … Continue reading Pilgrims at the Tomb of the Apostle Saint James »

Plenary Assembly/1

Europe, time to wake up? The signs of Hope

3-6 October, Santiago de Compostela

The annual CCEE Plenary Assembly began yesterday in Santiago de Compostela and opened with the invitation from Pope Francis “to live these days as a journey, aimed at identifying the signs of hope that you find in Europe today”. In the message that he sent to the members of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences Pope Francis recalled that love “is the greatest antidote to … Continue reading Europe, time to wake up? The signs of Hope »

Eastern Catholic Church

The Ecumenical Mission of the Eastern Catholic Church of Europe Today

Meeting of the Eastern Catholic Bishops of Europe

From 12 to 14 September the annual meeting of the Eastern Catholic Bishops of Europe took place at the Ukrainian College of St Josaphat in Rome. At the conference, organized by the CCEE and the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, entitled: “The ecumenical mission of the Eastern Catholic Churches of Europe today”, almost 70 Bishops participated, as well as representatives of the Eastern European Catholic Churches. The … Continue reading The Ecumenical Mission of the Eastern Catholic Church of Europe Today »