International Commission of Catholic Prison Pastoral Care (ICCPPC)

Commission internationale de la pastorale catholique des prisons
Comisión Internacional de la Pastoral Penitenciaria Católica
Internationale Kommission der Katholischen Gefängnisseelsorge

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Founded 1950, as International Commission of Prison Chaplains -- Commission internationale des aumôniers des prisons. Statutes adopted, 1974. Subsequently referred to in English as: International Commission of General Prison Chaplains; International Commission of Principal Prison Chaplains; and, finally, as International Catholic Commission of Prison Chaplaincies -- Commission internationale des aumôniers généraux de prison -- Comisión Internacional de Capellanes Generales de Prisión -- Internationale Kommission der Katholische Hauptgefängnisseelsorger. Officially recognized by Vatican, 2014.


Promote training of prison chaplains and coordinate their work; contribute towards reformation of the penal system; support human rights and defend freedom of religious assistance in prisons.

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Networking/liaising; advocacy/lobbying/activism.


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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 115 countries
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Subjects *

  • Societal Problems
    • Detention
  • Health Care
    • Care
  • Religious Practice
    • Priesthood
    • Missions
  • Theology
    • Catholicism
  • Peace
    • Rights

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



Last News Received

12. Sep 2018
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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