In 2003, Pope John Paul II firmly linked Europe with Christianity in his Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Europa.

There can be no doubt that the Christian faith belongs to the foundations of European culture… Modern Europe itself, which has given the democratic ideal and human rights to the world, draws its values from its Christian heritage.

Pope John Paul II, Ecclesia in Europa, 2003
Council of European Bishops' Conferences

The Council of European Bishops' Conferences (CCEE) brings together the Presidents of Europe's Episcopal Conferences linking them in communion.

Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community

COMECE is the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Community.