IMBISA Bishops focus on young people and leadership issues
February 25, 2018
By Linda Bordoni
Southern African IMBISA members gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa, this week to assess progress and set new goals for a plenary assembly next year.
IMBISA stands for the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa, and is an organ of liaison and pastoral cooperation between Episcopal Conferences of Southern Africa.
It includes representatives of 9 countries in 6 Episcopal Conferences, and its mission is to foster the spirit of communion within the Universal Church.
Archbishop Tlali Gerard Lerotholi of Maseru in Lesotho is IMBISA vice president. He spoke to Linda Bordoni about the main themes and focus of the just ended gathering.
He explained that this week’s meeting included members of the Executive Commission of the organization including representatives of all the member Episcopal conferences.
Lerotholi said it was meant to be a report back on the progress made on strategic planning, but the presence of members of the Justice and Peace commissions as well as the important political changes that have affected the region recently widened horizons and discussions considerably.