Archbishop Gintaras Grušas of Vilnius, President of the Lithuanian Bishops’ Conference, is the new President of the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE). He was elected by the Presidents of the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe, gathered together in Rome for their Plenary Assembly.
H.E. Monsignor Gintaras Grušas, 60, takes over as president from Italian Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, who led the CCEE from 2016 to 2021.
The two new Vice Presidents were also elected: H.E. Monsignor Ladislav Német, President of the International Bishops’ Conference of Saints Cyril and Methodius, and Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, Archbishop of Luxembourg and COMECE President.
At the end of the work, the bishops also approved the final message.