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EUROPE

The prayer of the Church for peace in Ukraine and for the victims of the pandemic

A holy Mass of remembrance is celebrated on each day during Lent

Starting on Ash Wednesday, and continuing throughout the Lenten season, the Presidents of our continent’s Bishops’ Conferences celebrated Holy Mass to invoke peace in Ukraine and to pray for those who have died as a result of the war and of covid. The Lenten initiative, called a ‘Eucharistic chain’, and conceived as a sign of the Church’s closeness to the victims of covid and their … Continue reading The prayer of the Church for peace in Ukraine and for the victims of the pandemic »

Europe

The Church prays for peace in Ukraine and for the victims of covid

Every nation celebrates Holy Mass on a day during Lent

The Church in Europe is gathering around the Eucharistic table. From Ash Wednesday, and throughout Lent, the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences of our continent will celebrate Holy Mass to invoke peace and to pray for those who have died as a result of war and of covid. The European bishops join Pope Francis’ appeal “to make 2 March, Ash Wednesday, a Day of Fasting … Continue reading The Church prays for peace in Ukraine and for the victims of covid »

CCEE Presidency

In the name of God, stop

Appeal for peace in Ukraine

From Florence, where the “Mediterranean, Frontier of Peace” meeting is currently taking place, His Excellence Msgr Gintaras Grušas, Archbishop of Vilnius and President of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), makes a heartfelt appeal for peace in Ukraine. The Churches in Europe strongly condemn what has happened tonight in Ukraine. We must act together, and with determination, to put an immediate end to the … Continue reading In the name of God, stop »

CCEE Presidency

Appeal to Europe for the situation in Ukraine

H.E. Msgr. Grušas, CCEE President, invites us to pray for the gift of peace in Ukraine

The Presidency of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences, giving voice to the Bishops of the European Continent in this dramatic moment of tension around Ukraine, wishes to express its closeness to the Churches in Ukraine and to all its people. They invite the international community to offer its support to the country in the face of the danger of a Russian military offensive. While … Continue reading Appeal to Europe for the situation in Ukraine »

Bereavement

Hon. David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, has died

The sympathy and prayers of H.E. Msgr Grušas, CCEE President

Message of condolence for the death of Hon. David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament H. E. Msgr Gintaras Grušas, Archbishop of Vilnius and President of the Council of the European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), expresses the condolences and sympathy of the whole Church across Europe to the wife, Alessandra, and children Livia and Giulio, of Hon. David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, after his … Continue reading Hon. David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament, has died »

Plenary Assembly/6

Lithuanian Archbishop Grušas is the new CCEE President

Vice Presidents Card. Hollerich and Bishop Nemet

Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius, President of the Lithuanian Bishops’ Conference, is the new President of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE). He was elected by the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe, gathered together in Rome for their Plenary Assembly. H.E. Monsignor Gintaras Grušas, 60, takes over as president from Italian Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, who led the CCEE from 2016 to 2021. … Continue reading Lithuanian Archbishop Grušas is the new CCEE President »

Press Release

CCEE, 50 years serving Europe, memory and perspectives in the context of Fratelli tutti

The Jubilee CCEE Assembly in Rome from 23 to 26 September 2021

This year, the Council of the European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) celebrates its 50th anniversary: it was established in March 1971 and subsequently approved by St Paul VI. To celebrate this jubilee event, the annual CCEE Plenary Assembly will take place in Rome from 23 to 26 September 2021 with the participation of the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences from across Europe. Founded as a body … Continue reading CCEE, 50 years serving Europe, memory and perspectives in the context of Fratelli tutti »

Joint Press Release

Family associations at the service of the Church and the common good

Agreement between the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) And the Council of the European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE)

With the signature of Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of the Council of the European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), and of Atty. Vincenzo Bassi, President of the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE), a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the two organisations to formalise the cooperation already in place. “Pastors and families are called to be together” – affirmed Card. Bagnasco – “for the … Continue reading Family associations at the service of the Church and the common good »