Monday 20. October 2014


A Cross at the European Parliament for the first time

9 October 2014

unknownOn 9 October took place at the European Parliament the Official Donation Ceremony of the Artwork " European Cross for Peace " at the initiative of the Austrian MEP Othmar Karas. The Cross was blessed by a Bishop Member of COMECE, the Auxiliary Bishop of Utrecht, Mgr. Th.C.M. Hoogenboom. More pictures


Speech of Cardinal Marx to the European Catholic Social Days in Madrid

19 September 2014

unknownThe President of COMECE, Cardinal Marx addressed the 200 participants of the 2nd Catholic Social Days for Europe gathered in Madrid from 18-21 September with a Speech on the social dimension of the European Union. "Many people are of the opinion today that combining the economic, social and political strength of Europe in a globalised world is the new reason why states in Europe should work together." Download the Speech in PDF. Other interventions available at


EU institutions start of term Mass

Wed 24 September 19:00










19:00 in Notre Dame au Sablon Church (Brussels)


On the occasion EU institutions start of term in september, a Eucharistic celebration will take place on the 24th September at 19.00 at Notre Dame au Sablon in Brussels. It will be chaired by H.E. Mgr Jean Kockerols (Auxiliary Bishop of Malines-Brussels, Vice-President of COMECE). Download the invitation


Pope Francis will visit the EU Parliament


unknownThe President of COMECE, His Eminence Reinhard Cardinal Marx, enthusiastically welcomed this news :“It makes me very glad to hear today that Pope Francis, in response to the invitation of President Martin Schulz, is to visit Strasbourg on 25 November and address the plenary assembly of the European Parliament. This is very good news, particularly as 2014 marks a series of challenging beginnings for the European project. Together with my fellow bishops of the EU, I am particularly gratified by this exciting announcement". Read more



Evening Debate on sustainability and eco-justice

9 September 2014 @ COMECE


The EU is among the major players in the global climate negotiations. Nevertheless, great discrepancies between different components of eco-justice can be witnessed in Europe - there is pollution, extreme poverty, injustice and isolation. Sustainability is not yet at an affordable price for many Europeans. What can young Europeans do about it? the Secretariat of COMECE | The Church and Society Commission of CEC | Don Bosco International | Ecumenical Youth Council in Europe | Evangelical Church in Germany, Brussels office | The Federation of Protestant Youth in Germany | Rete Juventutis cordially invite you to an evening debate on sustainability and eco-justice. Read more and register



Europe and the US– Free Trade and common responsibility

Conference 27-28 June in Mönchengladbach

unknownCOMECE organises every year Social-ethical discussions with the KSZ - the Catholic centre for social sciences in Mönchengladbach (Germany). This year the Conference is dedicated to the topic "Europe and the US– Free Trade and common responsibility" and will take place on 27-28 June in Mönchengladbach. The conference will especially focus on the chances and risks of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) from the European and the American perspective. More information and registration here.



Conference on post elections challenges

16 June 19:00

unknownCOMECE cordially invites to the Conference organised at the Chapel for Europe on June 16th, on the challenges for the EU after the elections from the perspective of Christian Churches. Download the invitation



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