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Zadania struktur duszpasterstwa więziennego w zakresie indywidualnej wolności religijnej
The tasks of structures of prison pastoral care in the scope of individual religious freedom

Author(s): Jerzy Nikołajew
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Canon Law / Church Law
Published by: Uniwersytet Opolski
Keywords: prison pastoral care; structures of pastoral care; individual religious freedom

Summary/Abstract: The subject matter of this discussion is the issue of fixed structures of prison pastoral care in Poland. The author pointed out that although the Catholic pastoral care is present in all prisons, there are no legally binding regulations governing the pastoral care status. This may compromise the exercise of individual religious freedom of the inmates and the status of chaplains. A similar concern may also be expressed by the followers of other religions held in prisons. In addition, the article highlights the limited effectiveness of pastoral councils at the prison headquarters and in the field, as well as indicates the consequent danger of limiting the freedom of conscience and religion of persons deprived of their liberty

  • Issue Year: XIII/2015
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 57-75
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Polish