Category Archives: Comunications

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An appeal from the CCEE Presidency for H. E. Mgr Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz

Since this past 31 August, H. E. Monsignor Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Archbishop of Minsk and President of the Belarusian Conference of Catholic Bishops, after returning from a journey to Poland where he participated in celebrations in honour of Our Lady of Częstochowa, has been prevented from returning to his country The CCEE Presidency expresses the closeness of the entire European Episcopate to Monsignor Kondrusiewicz and to … Continue reading An appeal from the CCEE Presidency for H. E. Mgr Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz »

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The Church in Europe after the Pandemic. Perspectives for Creation and Community

The CCEE Plenary Assembly in Prague from 25 to 27 September

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 »

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“Let’s all work together for a recovery that leaves no one behind”

Joint meeting of the CCEE-COMECE Presidencies

The annual CCEE-COMECE Presidencies meeting was held on Wednesday, 3 June 2020 with a special focus on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the day-to-day life in the Church and European societies, as well as on the Catholic Church’s contribution to “a just recovery that leaves no-one behind”. At the centre of the debate was the situation of the Church in Europe, together with … Continue reading “Let’s all work together for a recovery that leaves no one behind” »

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Light a Candle at Easter Vigil

European Bishops invitation to hope

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life”. (John 8:12) In view of the upcoming Easter Sunday celebrations, H. Em. Card. Angelo Bagnasco and H. Em. Card. Jean-Claude Hollerich SJ, respectively President of the Council of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe (CCEE), and President of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences … Continue reading Light a Candle at Easter Vigil »

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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! »

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Europe, time to wake up? The signs of hope

The next Plenary Asembly in Santiago de Compostela

The annual Plenary Assembly of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences will take place in Santiago de Compostela at the Hospedería San Martín Pinario from 3 to 6 October 2019 upon the invitation of the Archbishop of Santiago, H.E. Mgr. Julián Barrio Barrio, and with the support of the whole Spanish Bishops’ Conference. The chosen theme for this Plenary is: “Europe, time to wake up? … Continue reading Europe, time to wake up? The signs of hope »

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Season of Creation 2019 – The Network of Life

Joint statement issued by Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of CCEE, and Rev. Christian Krieger, President of CEC

1 August 2019 Since it has become a fruitful tradition between the Christian Churches in Europe – the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the Conferences of European Churches (CEC) – they are uniting once again this year in one voice to re-affirm responsibility for creation and issue an invitation to prayer.  The Season of Creation, from 1 September until 4 October, is a … Continue reading Season of Creation 2019 – The Network of Life »

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Towards a Conversion of Lifestyle

Second European Reflection Day on Laudato Si’

Four years after Pope Francis’ Encyclical letter on the “care for our common home”, representatives of European Bishops’ Conferences, as well as Catholic organisations and movements, held in Brussels the Second European Laudato Si’ Reflection Day on Wednesday 12 June 2019. At the core of the event, a call on Catholics and all people of good will to carry out a lifestyle conversion to answer … Continue reading Towards a Conversion of Lifestyle »