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Prime Minister Janez Janša meets with the representatives of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the EU and the Conference of European Churches

Prime Minister Janša today met with the representatives of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the EU (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC)

The meeting with the Prime Minister was attended by Archbishop of Luxembourg and President of COMECE Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, President of the CEC Christian Krieger, Metropolitan Archbishop of Ljubljana and President of the Slovenian Bishops' Conference Stanislav Zore, Lutheran Bishop Leon Novak, Auxiliary Bishop of Ljubljana Franc Šuštar, and other representatives of COMECE and the CEC.

The meeting with the Prime Minister was aimed at discussing and exchanging views on the priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU, the recovery from the pandemic and resilience, the importance of vaccination, the enlargement of the EU, and the values and religious freedom in the EU. The participants also discussed the role of the EU in the world, with the aim of creating a more peaceful, just and sustainable world after the pandemic. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich presented Prime Minister Janša with a document – the contribution of COMECE and the CEC to the Programme of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU – entitled "Together. Resilient. Europe", which contains concrete proposals and reflections that can help Slovenia during its presidency.

COMECE brings together the Bishops' Conferences of the EU Member States and monitors the political process of the European Union in all areas of interest to the Catholic Church. The CEC brings together 114 Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican churches from across Europe with the aim of promoting peace, striving for common good and working for the unity of the Church. Both COMECE and the CEC are committed to working towards a more peaceful, prosperous, socially just, inclusive and sustainable EU.