Episcopal Conference of Belgium

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The Belgian Bishops' Conference (Dutch: Belgian Bisschoppenconferentie; French: Episcopal Conference Belgique) is the permanent organ of the Roman Catholic bishops in Belgium. It is a member of the Council of European Bishops' Conferences. It includes the bishops, auxiliary bishops and retired bishops of the ecclesiastical province of Belgium.


The chairman is the archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, André-Joseph Léonard. The Secretary-General is Herman Cosijns

Members of the Belgian Bishops' Conference[edit]


Auxiliary bishops[edit]



Within the Belgian Bishops' Conference, there are four standing committees and three Episcopal bishops committee. Each of them stands in front of a bishop to be elected as members of two or three bishops, as other members of the clergy and experts can be included. Furthermore, the bishops' conference has a coordination committee. In his work on the commissions and committees are prepared to be further discussed and inter-diocesan projects. This committee is chaired by the chairman of the Bishops' Conference.

The commission[edit]

Commission on Faith and Church

Commission on Evangelism

Commission for the Diocese

Commission "Gaudium et Spes"


Committee for Media

Committee for administrative, legal and financial issues

Committee for Contacts with the public institutions and local governments

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