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Europe

The Church in Prayer for the Victims of the Pandemic

Each Nation to celebrate the Holy Mass on a day during Lent

From Ash Wednesday, and throughout Lent, the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences throughout our Continent invite us to pray for the victims of the pandemic. On many occasions, the bishops from all over Europe have joined their voice to that of Pope Francis to reiterate the Church’s closeness to all those struggling with the coronavirus: the victims and their families, the sick and the health … Continue reading The Church in Prayer for the Victims of the Pandemic »

Interreligious Dialogue Section

Interreligious Dialogue: the horizon of fraternity and the ways of religious education

The online meeting of the Bishops and National Delegates

The webinar of the CCEE Interreligious Dialogue Section took place yesterday, 5 November, entitled: “Interreligious Dialogue: the horizon of fraternity and the ways of religious education”. At the online meeting, that was originally supposed to take place in Sarajevo from 21 to 23 April 2020 and postponed due to the coronavirus, was participated in by 37 Bishops and National Delegates. Ad aprire i lavori è … Continue reading Interreligious Dialogue: the horizon of fraternity and the ways of religious education »

Europe

Pope Francis: Europe, find yourself!

Letter from the Holy Father for the 40th anniversary of COMECE

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Holy See, and the European Union and the 50th anniversary of the presence of the Holy See as Permanent Observer to the Council of Europe, Pope Francis entrusts a letter addressed to the Secretary … Continue reading Pope Francis: Europe, find yourself! »

Catechesis Section

Presentation of the new Directory for Catechesis

The online meeting of Bishops and those responsible for catechesis from the European Bishops' Conferences

The meeting of the CCEE Catechesis Section, which was held by videoconference on the morning of Wednesday 14 October 2020, had as its theme the presentation of the new Universal Directory for Catechesis. 27 Bishops and National Directors, responsible for the catechesis of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe, met online to reflect on the effects and challenges that the new Directory will bring to pastoral … Continue reading Presentation of the new Directory for Catechesis »

Plenary Assembly/3

The Church During the Pandemic. Information from the Various Bishops’ Conferences

The Speakers' Interventions

In view of the Plenary Assembly, the Presidents of the National European Bishops’ Conferences prepared for the meeting by completing a questionnaire on “The Church during the Covid-19 pandemic” with information from their respective Bishops’ Conferences. It consisted of a general overview section with the number of infected and dead in each country as well as the start and end dates of restrictions and prohibitions … Continue reading The Church During the Pandemic. Information from the Various Bishops’ Conferences »

Plenary Assembly/2

Europe: together in discerning perspectives for the future

Final Message of the Bishops

The CCEE Plenary Assembly, this year in online mode, concluded with the approval of the Final Message to Europe. The European Bishops encourage peoples and nations not to shut themselves away, to look to tomorrow with a rediscovered confidence while walking together in the light of the Risen Christ and committing themselves to renewed solidarity in the knowledge that they are close to one another. … Continue reading Europe: together in discerning perspectives for the future »

Plenary Assembly

We believe in a Europe that is a family of solidarity

The first day of work in online mode gets underway

The CCEE Plenary Assembly opened this afternoon with the reading of the message that was sent from Pope Francis to the Presidents of the European Bishops’ Conferences. “The experience of this pandemic – wrote the Holy Father – has left a deep mark in all of us, because it dramatically affected one of the structural requirements of our existence – relations among people and in … Continue reading We believe in a Europe that is a family of solidarity »

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 »