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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.
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