Category Archives: News

Family and Life Commission

Church in Europe: a family of families on the move

The path to the World Meeting in June

From 10 to 12 May 2022, the first meeting of the CCEE Family and Life Commission was held at St Joseph’s Seminary in Vilnius, Lithuania. The meeting had been scheduled to be two years earlier but had been postponed because of the pandemic. The national delegates for Family and Life of the Bishops’ Conferences throughout Europe met to reflect on the theme ‘Church in Europe: … Continue reading Church in Europe: a family of families on the move »

Catechesis Section

Impart what you have heard from me to those who can teach

Meeting of national directors for catechesis

From 28 to 30 April, the national directors and delegates for catechesis met in Malta at the Dar il-Hanin Samaritan centre. After two years of online meetings, finally, the delegates of the European Bishops’ Conferences, working in the field of catechesis, were able to meet in person. H. E. Msgr Gintaras Grušas, Archbishop of Vilnius and CCEE President, opened the meeting by expressing “our first … Continue reading Impart what you have heard from me to those who can teach »

EUROPE

The prayer of the Church for peace in Ukraine and for the victims of the pandemic

A holy Mass of remembrance is celebrated on each day during Lent

Starting on Ash Wednesday, and continuing throughout the Lenten season, the Presidents of our continent’s Bishops’ Conferences celebrated Holy Mass to invoke peace in Ukraine and to pray for those who have died as a result of the war and of covid. The Lenten initiative, called a ‘Eucharistic chain’, and conceived as a sign of the Church’s closeness to the victims of covid and their … Continue reading The prayer of the Church for peace in Ukraine and for the victims of the pandemic »

Ecumenism

CCEE-CEC Joint Committee. Declaration on the war in Ukraine

The meeting on 21 March in Bratislava, Slovakia

Members of the Joint Committee of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) are calling leaders of the nations and the international community to do everything in their power to end the current war in Ukraine that is destroying lives and causing untold suffering. The CEC–CCEE Joint Committee issued a declaration in its meeting on 21 March in … Continue reading CCEE-CEC Joint Committee. Declaration on the war in Ukraine »

Europe

Pope Francis to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

25 March 2022 in St Peter’s Basilica

“Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, 25 March, during the Celebration of Penance that he will preside over at 5pm in St Peter’s Basilica. “The same act, on the same day, will be performed in Fatima by Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, papal almoner, who is being sent there by the Pope.” This was announced in a statement … Continue reading Pope Francis to consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary »