Category Archives: News

European Symposium on the Youth

Moved to 2021 the meeting in Krakow

Organised by the CCEE Youth Commission and Catechesis Section

The travel difficulties and the distance between people, due to the coronavirus pandemic, prevents the meeting taking place this year. The Symposium, entitled “Get up, Christ is calling you!“, which will be attended by delegations from all of the European Bishops’ Conferences and numerous young people, will be moved by one year: it will be celebrated from 20 to 23 October 2021, again around the … Continue reading Moved to 2021 the meeting in Krakow »

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” »

Mass at Casa Santa Marta

The Pope prays for Europe

May Europe be united in dream of the Founding Fathers

Pope Francis, during Mass this Wednesday in the second week of Easter Time, addresses his thoughts to Europe: “At this moment in which unity is very necessary between ourselves and between nations, we pray today for Europe, so that Europe might succeed in creating this fraternal unity dreamt of by the founding fathers of the European Union.” Here is the link to the complete article … Continue reading The Pope prays for Europe »

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 »

Press Release

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! »

CCEE – COMECE Joint Statement

No to anti-Semitism and political manipulation of the truth

On the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp

The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, in the spirit of Pope Francis’ words, obliges us to expressly fight against all acts that trample on human dignity: racism, xenophobia and anti-Semitism. We cannot allow the truth to be ignored or manipulated for immediate political needs – we read in the Statement issued by the Presidency of the Council of European Bishops’ … Continue reading No to anti-Semitism and political manipulation of the truth »

Holy Land Coordination

We must not ignore the voice of people in the Holy Land

Pilgrimage of the Bishops 11-16 January 2020

Every year we come to encounter and hear the people of the Holy Land. We are inspired by their enduring resilience and faith in a worsening situation. In their recent powerful message, the local Catholic Bishops lamented the international community’s failure to help realise justice and peace here in the place of Christ’s birth.[1] Our governments must do more to meet their responsibilities for upholding … Continue reading We must not ignore the voice of people in the Holy Land »

Legal Affairs

IV Meeting of the Legal Advisors for the European Bishops’ Conferences

Reform of the canonical marriage process, conscientious objection and hate speech

This is the fourth edition of the meeting of legal advisors of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe, which takes place every two years and gives the opportunity to discuss the issues and challenges that the Church faces today in Europe and to share the work of each individual Bishops Conference. 32 consultants and experts in the legal field met in Bratislava, from 3 to 5 … Continue reading IV Meeting of the Legal Advisors for the European Bishops’ Conferences »