Category Archives: News

Social Communication Section

Communication in Crisis Situations

Meeting of the Press Officers and Spokespersons of Bishops' Conferences of Europe

How do we deal with and communicate a crisis situation? Are there standard strategies? What is the role of the Press Office? These are some of the questions that opened the annual meeting of the Press Officers and Spokespersons of the Episcopal Conferences of Europe. 53 participants, coming from 27 European countries, arrived in Malta from 17 to 19 June to discuss important issues related … Continue reading Communication in Crisis Situations »

Press Release

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 »

EVS - Vocations Section

Vocations: Listen to God who asks something more!

The Annual Meeting and the Audience with Pope Francis

50 delegates from 22 European countries met in Rome, from 4 to 7 June, to attend the annual meeting for the heads of the vocations ministry of the Bishops´ Conferences of Europe which was entitled: “They spoke to each other of all the things that had happened ”(Lk 24,14). Questions and perspectives after the Synod. Three days of prayer, testimonies and reflections on the vocation … Continue reading Vocations: Listen to God who asks something more! »

Press Release

New Website Online

CCEE News, Information and Events in Real Time

On the occasion of the 53rd World Social Communications Day, a new version of the website for the Council of the European Bishops´ Conferences has been published, www.ccee.eu. It has been a project of graphic redesigning and architecture oriented towards simplicity and accessibility. In the design and access of the information it guarantees users to find what they are looking for quickly. In accordance with … Continue reading New Website Online »

Catechesis Section

Annual Meeting of the National Delegates for Catechesis

Rome, 18-20 March 2019

The meeting of the national delegates for Catechesis took place in Rome this year from 18 to 20 March at the headquarters of the Italian Bishops Conference. This meeting, which saw the participation of over 40 Bishops and delegates representing the Bishops´ Conferences of Europe, was opened with a greeting from H. E. Mgr. Đuro Hranić, head of the Catechesis Section for the Evangelisation and … Continue reading Annual Meeting of the National Delegates for Catechesis »

Press Release

In continuity with the Synod, a new European symposium on the youth

Krakow 20-23 October 2020

From Thursday 7th to Saturday 9th March the joint meeting of the national delegates for Youth Ministry and Universities of the European Bishops´ Council was held at the headquarters of the Italian Bishops´ Conference. Organised by the Secretariat and by the Youth Commission of the CCEE, this meeting saw the participation of over 50 delegates and appointed representatives of two of the sections of this … Continue reading In continuity with the Synod, a new European symposium on the youth »

The CCEE Presidency Audience with the Pope

The Committment of the Church in Europe

Rome, 12-13 December 2018

On the morning of Thursday 13 December the Holy Father Francis held a private audience with the Presidency and Secretariat of the CCEE.  The meeting, being both encouraging and exciting, was also a particular moment of grace and dialogue on the topic of the Church in Europe and allowed the President of the CCEE, Card. Angelo Bagnasco, to recount to the Pope the initiatives in … Continue reading The Committment of the Church in Europe »

Evangelisation and Culture

The cultural routes of Europe. Journeys of Faith and Encounter

Convention organised by the CCEE and by the Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the Council of Europe

“The cultural routes of Europe. Journeys of Faith and Encounter” is the title of the convention organised by the CCEE and by the Permanent Mission of the Holy See to the Council of Europe in collaboration with the Secretariat of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe which took place at the Palace of Europe in Strasbourg on 27 … Continue reading The cultural routes of Europe. Journeys of Faith and Encounter »

Plenary Assembly

European Bishops Thank Millions of Christian Volunteers

Poznań, Poland, 13-16 September 2018

“Volunteer work involves millions of Christians in Europe and is a remarkable and pervasive activity, that can reach many poor and marginalized people living in our opulent societies, with a peculiar dynamism of love. […] We wish to express our closeness, encouraging support and gratitude to the Christians who engage in volunteer work, whether it is organized or spontaneous, structured or occasional.” It is with … Continue reading European Bishops Thank Millions of Christian Volunteers »

Secretariat

Fr Martin Michalíček, New Secretary General of CCEE

Poznań, Poland, 14 September 2018

Fr Martin Michalíček is the new GeneralSecretary  of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE). Late in the morning the Presidents of Europe’s Bishops’ Conferences, gathered Poznań (13-16) for their annual Plenary Assembly (13-16 September), elected him for a five-year term (with immediate effect). Fr Martin Michalíček succeeds Duarte da Cunha, who concluded a second five-year term. The CCEE President, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of … Continue reading Fr Martin Michalíček, New Secretary General of CCEE »