ICCPPC Mission


The fundamental objectives of the Commission are:

  • to awaken and encourage within the worldwide church and society a greater awareness of and to the exercise of prison pastoral care.
  • to animate the respective Episcopal Conferences and the local ordinary to establish and further prison pastoral care, which is the mission of the church, offering the best support.
  • to organise ongoing training courses, study, current information and meetings for prison pastoral agents and for the members for the Commission.
  • to promote the humanisation, revision and reform of the prison system throughout the world.

For the implementation of these objectives, the Commission:

  • organises regional and interregional meetings, congresses and training courses
  • publishes newsletters, guidelines and documentation
  • collaborates with other national and international organisations and
  • promotes programmes of technical assistance and projects in many member countries.