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  • 12 Apr, 2017

    Joint 2017 Easter message from the presidents of CEC-CCEE

    The following is a joint Easter message from Rt Rev. Christopher Hill KCVO, DD, president of the Conference of European Churches, and His Eminence Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa, president of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences.

  • 10 Apr, 2017

    Europe – Where now? Regional consultation on future of Europe takes place in Edinburgh

    The Conference of European Churches convened its second regional consultation leading to its 15th General Assembly, which will be held in Novi Sad (Serbia), June 2018. Organised together with the Action of Churches Together in Scotland and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, the consultation brought together ecumenical officers, policy experts, and church leaders to discuss the future of Europe.

  • 9 Apr, 2017

    Palm Sunday at Coptic Churches marred by deadly violence

    Deadly bombings at two Coptic Orthodox Churches in Egypt have left a reported 44 people dead and many dozens more injured. Churches throughout the country, and indeed the world, were full for Palm Sunday liturgies marking the start of Holy Week.

  • 7 Apr, 2017

    Churches react to deadly Stockholm attack

    The churches in Europe were grieved to learn of yet another indiscriminate deadly act of violence in one of our major cities. Yesterday in Stockholm, the attack left a reported four people dead and another 15 injured as a truck drove into a department store in the city’s busy shopping district.

  • 6 Apr, 2017

    Ending discrimination, working for reconciliation: Statement for International Roma Day

    Saturday, 8 April marks International Roma Day, established to recognise and honour Romani people and celebrate their culture. In Europe this year, the day follows an EU Roma week with events organised in the European Parliament in Brussels and across Europe to raise awareness about their struggle for justice and recognition.

  • 3 Apr, 2017

    CEC grieves violence, loss of life in St Petersburg  

    A bombing in the St Petersburg (Russia) metro system has left a reported 14 people dead and wounded dozens more. The attack disrupted the midday peace in one of the busiest university and commercial areas of the city of nearly 5 million. At this time the motive remains unclear and no group has claimed responsibility.

  • 3 Apr, 2017

    Meeting focuses on facing fears through interreligious work

    “What contribution can those involved in the interreligious work of the churches offer in the current challenges faced in Europe at the present time?” This was the primary question addressed during a 29-31 March meeting of people working as interreligious officers for various churches in Europe and church-related organizations.

  • 2 Apr, 2017

    His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew receives CEC Presidency in Istanbul

    On 1 April, the president and vice-presidents of the Conference of European Churches had an audience with His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. CEC President Rt Rev. Christopher Hill KCVO, DD, and CEC Vice-Presidents H. E. Metropolitan Emmanuel of France and the Very Rev. Karin Burstrand were accompanied by CEC General Secretary Fr Heikki Huttunen.

  • 30 Mar, 2017

    Presidents of CEC-COMECE meet, discuss future of Europe and dialogue with President Juncker

    Cardinal Marx, president of COMECE, and Rt Rev. Christopher Hill KCVO, DD, president of the Conference of European Churches met on 31 March to strengthen the ecumenical commitment of the Church to the European project. They were also received on this day by Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission.