The Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa, IMBISA, is an organ of liaison and pastoral cooperative between Episcopal Conferences of Southern Africa consists of 9 countries in 6 Episcopal Conferences.
The Mission of IMBISA is to foster the spirit of communion within the Universal Church.
The Conferences which make up IMBISA are the Episcopal Conference of Angola and São Tome & Principe (CEAST), Lesotho Catholic Bishops’ Conference (LCBC), Mozambique Catholic bishops’ Conference (CEM), Namibia Catholic Bishops Conference (NCBC), Southern Africa Catholic Bishops which is made up of Botswana, South Africa and Swaziland (SACBC) and Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC).
The Region has 78 ecclesiastical territories (Archdioceses and Dioceses) and 101 Bishops. At the moment IMBISA is the only Regional Conference that is made up of two language groups, that is English and Portuguese.