Every person has an inherent and immeasurable worth and dignity. Each human life is sacred, from its start to its end.
“How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?”
Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium
Brussels, 16th of February 2024 The European Council and the European Parliament yesterday approved an extension of current protection measures against child sexual abuse material online. FAFCE welcomes the move to prolong the measures until April 2026, but reiterates
The European Certificate of Parenthood represents an open door to human trafficking Strasbourg, the 14th of December 2023 With 366 votes in favour and 145 against, the European Parliament approved today its opinion on a European Certificate of Parenthood.
FAFCE Declaration on a Regulation on the cross-border recognition of parenthood The JURI Committee in the European Parliament voted to limit Member States' to decide on parenthood recognition, also in case of surrogacy. The Board of FAFCE issued a
Brussels, the 6th of October 2023 “We welcome this week's decision of the European Parliament, finally recognising surrogacy as a crime of human trafficking. Moreover, surrogacy is now considered together with crimes as slavery, forced marriage, illegal adoption or
Brussels, 15th of September 2023 As part of the "Economic Forum" in Karpacz (Poland), the Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe (FAFCE) organized a panel entitled "Families in Times of War: Rebuilding Ukraine". This panel considered the major challenges for
PRESS RELEASE The European Parliament favours eugenics Brussels, 13th of September 2023 “Does the European Parliament want to promote eugenics?” This is the question that FAFCE’s President, Vincenzo Bassi, asks himself after the approval, this morning in Strasbourg, of the Report on the
PRESS RELEASE The example of love of an ordinary family FAFCE rejoices for the Beatification of the Ulma Family Brussels, 8th of September 2023 „FAFCE is pleased to share with you the joyful news, that on Sunday, 10th of
FAFCE Contribution to the EU Committee of Regions on “Stopping gender-based violence – cities and regions leading the way”
10th of July 2023 On the 8th of June 2023 FAFCE participated in the stakeholder consultation organised by the EU Committee of the Regions in view of preparation of opinion "Stopping gender-based violence – cities and regions leading the
INVITATION | Congress on “HUMANAE VITAE, the audacity of an encyclical on sexuality and procreation”
13th of April 2023, The Jérôme Lejeune International Chair in Bioethics, in partnership with FAFCE, other organisations and various universities, is organizing a major Congress on “HUMANAE VITAE, the audacity of an encyclical on sexuality and procreation” on May 19
FAFCE calls the European Commission to include surrogacy in the review of its EU Directive on human trafficking
24 March 2023, FAFCE contributed to a call for feedbacks of the European Commission following its proposal to update of its 2011 Directive against human trafficking, very much welcomed in light of the evolution of the forms of exploitation