Pastoral Orientation Centre is the Secretariat of the Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council. Blessed by His Eminence Maxmillian Cardinal de Furstenburg on 19 February 1968 the POC is the common centre of Pastoral Leadership and the abode of the three ritual Churches - the Latin, the Syro- Malabar and the Syro- Malankara - in Kerala.
The Mission of the POC is to empower to church in Kerala for a renewed and committed Christian life and witness. It is realized through proper conscientisation and co-ordination of actives of various commissions and departments by regional pastoral assessment, communication and formation in leadership, evangelization, ecumenism and interfaith dialogue, social commitment with special emphasis on publications of value based education, Bible and regional translation of the official documents of the Apostolic see etc. The POC strives to provides proper orientation to the different catholic organizations in the new evangelization for the trasmission of Christian faith in Kerala. These activities and Initiatives are based on the Gospel of Jesus, to serve in truth and love, relevantaly restarted by the Second Vatican Council.