Category Archives: Comunications

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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 »

Africa-Europe

Solidarity in the promotion of human dignity in the light of Fratelli tutti

Final Message of the Participants

Twenty bishops, representing the continental Bishops’ Conferences of Africa and Europe, met online for the seminar organised by the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). CCEE and SECAM, driven by the desire to promote effective pastoral cooperation between the episcopates of the two continents, have been organising symposia and seminars since 2004 in order … Continue reading Solidarity in the promotion of human dignity in the light of Fratelli tutti »

CCEE Presidency

Appeal to Europe for Lebanon

Together with Pope Francis we pray for the gift of peace and stability

Accepting the invitation of Pope Francis to pray for Lebanon, the CCEE Presidency, on behalf of the Bishops throughout the continent, joins “our brothers and sisters of faith and humanity in Lebanon” and invokes the gift of peace and stability together with a renewed commitment to support the Country of the Cedar. Making their own “the requests of the Assembly of Patriarchs and Catholic Bishops … Continue reading Appeal to Europe for Lebanon »

Ecumenism

CCEE and CEC celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Charta Œcumenica

Joint Statement from the Presidents

The “Charta Œcumenica – Guidelines for the Growing Cooperation among the Churches in Europe“, signed in 2001 by the presidents of CCEE and CEC, is a fundamental document that seeks to preserve and develop brotherhood between the European churches. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Charta, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), and Rev. Christian Krieger, President of … Continue reading CCEE and CEC celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Charta Œcumenica »

Message from the Presidency

The CCEE celebrates the 50th anniversary of its establishment

And a new logo for this jubilee celebration

Established on 25 March 1971 with the approval of the norms ‘ad experimentum’ by the Congregation for Bishops, and later signed by St Paul VI, the Council of the European Bishops’ Conferences “was born under the gaze of the Mother of Christ and of the Church, who would subsequently be venerated as Queen of Europe”. Composed of thirty-nine members, thirty-three of which are national Bishops’ … Continue reading The CCEE celebrates the 50th anniversary of its establishment »

Intervention by Card. Angelo Bagnasco, CCEE President

The migrant’s religion: a challenge for Society and the Church

Conference promoted by the Catholic University and the Italian Bishops’ Conference on the eve of the 106th World Migrant and Refugee Day

“Recognising that the religious dimension is an integral part of the person is essential for society to be not condescending, but just towards every person”. So was said by Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, President of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences, in his introductory greeting to the conference “The migrant’s religion: a challenge for Society and the Church” ongoing today Friday 25 September at the Dicastery for Promoting … Continue reading The migrant’s religion: a challenge for Society and the Church »

Press Release

Cancelled – The CCEE Plenary Assembly in Prague

The working sessions will take place in online mode

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 »