European Meeting on the occasion of the year of Mercy

Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, 15-18 September 2016

“It is my burning desire that, during this Jubilee, the Christian people may reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. It will be a way to reawaken our conscience, too often grown dull in the face of poverty. And let us enter more deeply into the heart of the Gospel where the poor have a special experience of God’s mercy” (Francis, Misericordiae Vultus, 15)

The meeting is organized by the CCEE Commission Caritas in veritate, led by H.E. Mgr. Giampaolo Crepaldi. The meeting will be organised in collaboration with the following bodies: Caritas Europa, COMECE, Justitia et Pax Europa, FEAMC (European Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations), ICMC (International Catholic Migration Commission), ICCPPC (International Commission of Catholic Prison Pastoral Care – European section), FEBA (European Federation of Food Banks), EZA (European Centre for Workers’ Questions), UNIAPAC (International Christian Union of Business Executives).


The corporal and spiritual works of Mercy


The full program of the meeting is available in DE - EN - IT

List of participants

Here the list of participants (status as 08.09.2016)

Message of Pope Francis

The message of Pope Francis is available in the following languages IT (original) DEENFR – HR - PLPTSP - RU


You can download the proceddings of the meeting through this link.


“Tell me your story”: the Mercy according Jean Vanier


Video-Interview with the founder of L'arche


Why Europe needs Mercy today

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Archbishop Giampaolo Crepaldi
President of the CCEE Commission
Caritas in Veritate

Bishop Gianni Ambrosio
Vice-President of Comece


How your organisation witnesses Mercy in Europe today

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Bishop Jean-Luc Brunin
French Bishops' Conference

Mr. Piergiorgio Sciacqua
Co-President of Eza

Mr. Marco Lucchini
General Director of FEBA

Icmc ucesm

Msgr. Robert Vitillo 
Secretary General of ICMC

Fr. Giovanni Peragine
Secretary General of UCESM



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