Representatives of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and representatives of the Conference of European Churches (CEC) met with Prime Minister Janez Janša in Ljubljana on Friday, November 5, 2021.
The meeting with the Prime Minister was attended by the President of COMECE, the Archbishop of Luxembourg, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the President of CEC Rev. Christian Krieger, Metropolitan Archbishop of Ljubljana and President of the Slovenian Bishops' Conference, Msgr Stanislav Zore, Evangelical Bishop Leon Novak, Auxiliary Bishop of Ljubljana Msgr Dr Franc Šuštar and other representatives of both conferences.
The meeting with the Prime Minister took place during the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU. The interlocutors exchanged views on the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, on recovery from the pandemic and resilience in the light of possible future crises, on values, religious freedom inside and outside the European Union. They also spoke about the role of the European Union in the global world to create a more peaceful, just and sustainable world after the pandemic.
After the meeting with the Prime Minister, the COMECE and CEC delegations at the Archdiocese of Ljubljana were received by the President of the Slovenian Bishops' Conference, Msgr Stanislav Zore.
The Commission of Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) connects the Bishops' Conferences of the members of the European Union. It monitors the political process of the European Union in all the areas related to the functioning of the Catholic Church. The Conference of European Churches(CEC) brings together 114 Orthodox, Protestant and Anglican churches from Europe to promote peace, work for the common good, and work for the unity of the church. Both the Commission of the Episcopal Conferences of the European Union and the Conference of European Churches are committed to working for a more peaceful, prosperous, socially just, inclusive and sustainable European Union.