CEC strengthens ecumenical cooperation at COMECE Assembly

22 April, 2024


The importance of ecumenical cooperation and dialogue with the EU institutions was highlighted by the Conference of European Churches (CEC) at the Assembly of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), held from 17 to 19 April 2024 in Łomża, Poland.

CEC Programme Officer for Theology and Studies Ms Katerina Pekridou participated at the COMECE Assembly, which marked 20 years following the big EU enlargement, and featured voices from Central and Eastern Europe in light of the upcoming European elections.

“It is a privilege and honour to address the COMECE Assembly,” said Pekridou. She conveyed gratitude to COMECE for the constructive cooperation and support over the years.  

“Even if the Catholic Church is not a member of CEC, we still enjoy a fruitful and cordial relationship with COMECE, with whom we work on several political and social issues,” she added.

Pekridou shared  the history and thework of CEC with the participants, including the Pathways to Peace initiative, promoting justice, reconciliation, and peace in Ukraine and beyond. She particularly appreciated CEC’s meaningful relationship with the Catholic Church, including cooperation with the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE), especially related to Charta Oecumenica.

Learn more about the COMECE Assembly 

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