13-15.06.2014 in Parish House of Our Lady Help of Christians in West Byfleet (Surrey, on the London & South Western Railway) has been held the Meeting of representatives of the ICCPPC of European countries under the guidance of Mngr. Malachy Keegan, who accepted the role of European Coordinator as long as Fr. Mark Helfer has resigned from the position of European Regional Representative of ICCPPC.
Fr. Robert Friskovec (Slovenia), Péter Takács (Hungary), Rev. Msgr. Malachy Keegan (Great Britain), Martin Schmitz (Germany), Martins Kruklis (Latvia), and Fr. Constantin Panteley (Ukraine) (from right to left).
This working group of The ICCPPC-Europe has discussed the main contemporary problems of European region and developed approaches how to revive International communication and solidarity of European Catholic Prison Ministry in the ICCPPC.
The tasks are as follows:
1) communication development: to collect all actual contacts of national representatives for the ICСPPC-Europe, create share database and initiate ones a month Skype conferences to spread news and to exchange the information (responsible Fr. Robert Friskovec and Fr. Constantin Panteley);
2) connection with the Board of the ICCPPC for more active cooperation and common support (responsible Martin Schmitz);
3) for every annual meetings have to be organized trainings and other issues of pastoral support (responsible Mngr. Malachy Keegan);4) European fundraising & resources (responsible Fr. Robert Friskovec and Martin Schmitz);
5) living contacts with Holly See (Fr. Brian Gowans);
6) Social doctrine of the Church in penitentiary policy, human rights protection, lobbying, mapping political situation, analisis of legislations in European countries, links with UN Office in Geneva (we would like to ask Mark Platzer and Christian Kuhn)
7) theological reflections on prison ministry, spirituality and applied theology (responsible Péter Takács and Fr. Constantin Panteley).
The working group has expressed support and living prayer for Ukraine in very hard but, still, inspiring for other countries time during 24-th year of independence, when Russia breaks the International low, escalates aggression and provides hybrid war.