Our MISSION

The Mission of IMBISA is to foster the spirit of communion within the Universal Church and in a special   Read More

IMBISA TEAM PROFILE

Membership of the Plenary Assembly belongs by decision of the General Assembly to all bishops of dioceses  Read More

IMBISA SECRETARIES GENERAL COMMUNIQUE

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Inspired by the spirit of the recent African Synod of Bishops in Rome and as a follow up on the IMBISA Plenary  Read More

 

Our Refugee Services

IMBISA has “had a continuing concern for refugees and migrant workers.” Information had been shared and considerable co-operation achieved Read More

IMBISA DEPTARTMENTS

The situational reports which were presented by different countries, gave rise to planning, evaluating, advising and supporting action to meet  Read More

IMBISA NEWSLETTER

We cannot effectively spread ideas and teachings without effective information and communication strategies and Read More

More About Us

The Region has 78 ecclesiastical territories. (Archdioceses and Dioceses)  IMBISA is comprised of two language groups (English and Portuguese). The existence of IMBISA is a result of the new needs of the Church in the Region and the prophetic vision of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965). The Council brought in a new era of collegial ministry in the Catholic Church. This was an appreciation of the changing circumstances, which the Church now found herself. The circular institutions and organisations had already proved the effectiveness of corporate action. (IMBISA 2001)

IMBISA grew out of the desire by the Bishops to discuss matters of common concern, particularly those arising from the apartheid situation in South Africa, and to update each other with information concerning the developments in each other's country.

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Highlights

  • Message of the Holy Father for the 44th World communications daYThe theme of this year’s World Communications Day - The Priest and Pastoral Ministry in a Digital World: Read More
  • IMBISA BISHOPS SPEAK AT THE SYNODIt is true there have been few coups d’etat since the last Session of the African Synod in 1994.Read More

IMBISA SECRETARIES GENERAL COMMUNIQUE

Inspired by the spirit of the recent African Synod of Bishops in Rome and as a follow up on the IMBISA Plenary on Good Governance, Read More