FAFCE

Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe

International Day of Families 2016: Families for Families in despair

Brussels, 12 May 2016

In connection with the International Day of Families, Antoine Renard, President of the European Federation of Catholic Family Associations (FAFCE) spoke this morning at a meeting of the European Parliament Family Intergroup that took place during the plenary session of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. He stressed the role of the family for society, recalling the challenges Europe is facing today, namely with regard to the migration situation: “Refugee families seek asylum on Europe as they are forced to leave their homes and countries as their security is not guaranteed. However, Europe where families are destabilised, thereby weakening society, struggles to find solutions. FAFCE calls for solutions that are agreed among the Member State, supported by the families and that respect the principle of subsidiarity.

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Press release | Which strategy for equal opportunities for women and men?

Brussels, 3 February 2016

Today the European Parliament, gathered for its Plenary Sitting in Strasbourg, adopted a Resolution on the new Strategy for Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Europe post-2015, with 337 on 751 votes in favour of a joint text tabled by S&D, ALDE, GUE and Greens Groups. 

Read more: Press release | Which strategy for equal opportunities for women and men?

The Family of Nazareth: a model for today's Europe

EP Manger 2015

 

Inauguration of the 2015 Christmas Crib of the European Parliament in Brussels

 

On 8 December 2015, with Christmas and its universal message of Peace approaching, MEP Luigi Morgano (Italy, S&D Group) decided to organize a meeting at the European Parliament in Brussels on "The value of welcoming", as a chance to reflect on this topic which is at the centre of the debates during the last months because of the humanitarian crisis that many populations are living, especially in Syria, Iraq, Eritrea and Afghanistan. This event also inaugurated the 2015 Christmas’ Crib of the European Parliament, with the presence of Fr. Patrick Daly, Secretary General of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE). 

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Press release | Every family can help a fleeing family

Hill of Crosses, Lithuania

 

 

 

 

 

This cross was put on the Hill of Crosses in Lithuania in 2009 by representatives of FAFCE and its Members for all Christian families in Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brussels, 10 September 2015

Many doors to homes, parishes and communities have already been opened across Europe to welcome families fleeing from Syria and Iraq. Families who had to leave their homes and their country due to persecution, many of whom are persecuted Christians.

Read more: Press release | Every family can help a fleeing family

Abortion, euthanasia and same sex marriage on the agenda of the EU Parliament

EUBrussels, 4 September 2015

Children across the EU are beginning or go back to school these days. The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) are also coming back to their political activities and next week in Strasbourg they are called to express their votes on two controversial reports: the Situation of fundamental rights in the EU (2013-2014), drafted by Ms Laura Ferrara (EFDD, Italy) and Empowering girls through education in the EU presented by Liliana Rodrigues (S&D, Portugal).

Read more: Abortion, euthanasia and same sex marriage on the agenda of the EU Parliament

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