The first meeting of the JPIC commission was held in Sassone, Italy, from September 1-5, 2008. All members of the commission (Cees Bartels (Ner), David Scott Blanchard (PCM), Eduardo Agosta Scarel (Cast), Gilbert Sabado (Phil), Boniface Makau Kimondolo (Cat), Michael Agung Christiputra (Indo), and the General Councillor Albertus Magnus Herwanta) were present. Boby Sebastian (James) Tharakunnel of the St. Thomas Province (India), who has been appointed as an executive secretary of the commission, was also present. The Most Rev. Fr.