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Late Alexandre José Maria Cardinal dos Santos in an interview with Sheila Pires. Credit: Sheila Pires

Mozambique’s First Cardinal Eulogized as “a man dedicated to communion and collegiality”

Oct 1, 2021

The first Cardinal in Mozambique who died Wednesday, September 29 has been eulogized as a Catholic Church leader who was committed to the communion of the people of God and who fostered collaboration with other Church leaders.

Bishops of the Interregional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) who gathered in Maputo, Mozambique for their 12th Plenary Assembly from November 13-17, 2019 / IMBISA Communications

Southern Africa Bishops Continue Review of 2016-2021 Strategic Plan, Aim “to improve”

Nov 19, 2019

The just concluded 12th Plenary Assembly of the Bishops within the Southern Africa region under the Interregional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) continued the reviewing of the five-year strategic plan developed in 2016 as “Coordinated Leadership Plan 2016 – 2021” in view of improving it, with deliberations done by each of the six conferences of the nine-member regional entity handed over to the new Standing Committee elected during the five-day meeting.

Notes by IMBISA Bishops during a session on care of creation, our common home guided by Pope Francis' Laudato Si during their 12th Plenary Assembly in Maputo, Mozambique on November 15, 2019 / Bishop José Luís Gerardo Ponce de León of Manzini, Swaziland

Vision for a Safe Church, Environment Preoccupy Southern Africa Bishops in 12th Plenary

Nov 16, 2019

Facilitators in the ongoing Plenary Assembly of the Bishops within the Southern Africa region of the continent have, over the last two days, guided the Church leaders drawn from six Bishops’ conferences across nine countries to deliberate on the need to ensure the safety of children within Church institutions and concrete steps towards care for God’s creation.

IMBISA Bishops at the Closing Mass of the 11th Plenary Assembly,  Maseru, Lesotho, 22-26 November 2016

Child Safeguarding “by all” to be Discussed at Plenary of Southern Africa Bishops, IMBISA

Nov 5, 2019

The need to have all members of society, and not just clergy and religious, become aware of and abide by the requirement that children are protected and safeguarded will be deliberated during planned 12th Plenary Assembly of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA), one of the organizers of the five-day meeting set to start on November 13 has told ACI Africa.

IMBISA Logo: 12th Plenary Assembly November 2019

After Hosting Pope Francis, Maputo to Host IMBISA Bishops in November

Sep 26, 2019

Mozambique’s capital, Maputo, which just hosted Pope Francis during his three-nation pastoral visit of Africa will be the venue for the 12th Plenary Assembly of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA).