Thursday, November 22, 2012



On the occasion of its Autumn Plenary Assembly 2012 the Commission of the Catholic Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community-COMECE and the State Minister for Federal and European Affairs of the Free State of Bavaria Emilia Müller cordially invite you to an Evening Debate:

The Nobel Peace Prize : A wake-up call for all citizens ?
The Current Challenges for the EU and the Contribution of Christians

Wednesday 21 November 19:00
Representation of the Free Sate of Bavaria to the European Union
77 rue Wiertz-1000 Brussels

In these times of crisis the EU was recently honoured with the Nobel Peace Prize. This raises questions as to what is the concrete task and role of Christians regarding these challenges for the project of European integration? Which questions, hopes and expectations should be addressed to the Church? Is the Church  able to address these challenges and does it have an appropriate answer to meet the expectations?  What can or has to be the specific and essential contribution of the Christians in the European integration process? What in this regard has the Church in common with - and what distinguishes the Church from - other players in this field?

Download the Speech of Cardinal Marx in the Original GermanEnglish andFrench translations

Welcome address by Emilia Müller, State Minister for Federal and European Affairs of the Free State of Bavaria

Keynote Speaker:  Cardinal Reinhard Marx, COMECE President, Archbishop of Munich & Freising

Followed by a Panel discussion with

Clotilde Nyssens-Traversa
Lawyer, former Member of the Belgian Senate (PSC/Cdh)

Luca Jahier
President of Group III (Various’ Interests) in the European Economic and Social Committee, Former President of the ACLI Council (Italy)

Paul Dembinski
Director of the Observatoire de la Finance (, Geneva

21:00 reception

Download the Invitation

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