Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

The FAFCE in a nutshell

The Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) was founded in 1997. It is acknowledged by the Council of Europe as a Non Governmental Organisation with a participatory status. The General secretariat is based in Brussels. FAFCE works both towards the institutions of the European Union and the Council of Europe.

FAFCE ensures a political representation for family interests from a catholic perspective, on the basis of the Catholic Church’s Social and Family teaching as well as of the testimony of faith and experiential knowledge of Christians in Church and in society.

FAFCE is an umbrella organisation that serves as a European liaison platform for exchange of experiences of pastoral care of the family and family policy issues for its members. Our member associations provide important catholic expertise and contacts on the national and local levels.

FAFCE is the only European family organisation that explicitly refers to the social teaching of the Catholic Church.

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