Category Archives: Comunications

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 »

STATEMENT

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 »

Press Release

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 »

Press Release

“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” »

Press Release

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 »