You are Imbisa. I am Imbisa. We are Imbisa. We are all a part of this vast community that exists to serve each other. We are a diverse, faith filled and hopeful people ably lead by all our Catholic Bishops. We have featured those whose current roles are of particular significance within the Imbisa structure.

Key Role Players

Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula
IMBISA President
Bishop Lucio Andrice Muandula
Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM)
Bishop of Xai Xai, Mozambique
Born: October 1959
Ordained Bishop: 24 October 2004
Archbishop Liborius Ndumbukuti Nashenda, O.M.I.
IMBISA Vice President
Archbishop Liborius Ndumbukuti Nashenda, O.M.I.
Namibian Catholic Bishops Conference (NCBC)
Archbishop of Windhoek, Namibia
Born: 7 April 1959
Ordained Bishop: 7 February 1999
Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu
IMBISA Secretary General
Archbishop Robert Christopher Ndlovu
Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC)
Archbishop of Harare, Zimbabwe
Born: 25 December 1955
Ordained Bishop: 9 May 1999
Bishop José Luís Ponce de León IMC
IMBISA Media and Communications
Bishop José Luís Ponce de León IMC
Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC)
Bishop of Manzini, Eswatini
Born: 8 May 1961
Ordained Bishop: 18 April 2009

Secretariate

Brenda Gwasira

IMBISA Programs Officer
Brenda Gwasira
From: Mashonaland East province: Murehwa, Zimbabwe | Born: 10 December 1984

“The Bishops of IMBISA place high value on their community. They want everyone to learn, grow and innovate. IMBISA is a community of love and the Bishops challenge, encourage and serve each other. It is really amazing to work alongside them, and to witness how much they really care about us.”

Noreen Nyasha Chinogara

IMBISA Finance and Administration
Noreen Nyasha Chinogara
From: Mutare, Zimbabwe | Born: 19 November 1989

“IMBISA is an exciting place to work. It is like the Catholic heart of the whole Southern African region. We experience the diversity and richness of all the cultures and nationalities that make up IMBISA. I am so happy about this new website because it offers a practical meeting point for everyone to share in, and contribute to this wonderful community of Southern Africans.”

Fr. Dumisani Benedict Vilakati

Director of the IMBISA Secretariat
Fr. Dumisani Benedict Vilakati
From: Manzini, Eswatini | Born: 25 February 1977

“It is an honour to be an active member of IMBISA at this time of growth and innovation. Together with all others involved, I share a great vision of constructive clerical and lay dialogue. I feel enriched by this refreshed prospect which, even now, fifty five years after Vatican ii is still taking root in all of our minds, hearts and communities.”

Sapato

Coordinator of the Pastoral Department
Fr. Rafael Baciano Sapato
From: Lichinga, Mozambique | Born: 10 August 1966

Region Representatives

Bishop Estanislau Marques Chindekasse, S.V.D.
Bishop Estanislau Marques Chindekasse, S.V.D.
Episcopal Conference of Angola and Sao Tome (CEAST)
Bishop of Dundo, Angola
Born: 18 August 1958
Ordained Bishop: 3 March 2013
Bishop Willem Christiaans, O.S.F.S.
Bishop Willem Christiaans, O.S.F.S.
Namibian Catholic Bishops Conference (NCBC)
Bishop of Keetmanshoop, Namibia
Born: 12 February 1961
Ordained Bishop: 5 May 2018
Bishop António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo
Bishop António Juliasse Ferreira Sandramo
Episcopal Conference of Mozambique (CEM)
Auxiliary Bishop of Maputo, Mozambique
Born: 20 March 1968
Ordained Bishop: 17 February 2019
Bishop Pius Mlungisi Dlungwane
Bishop Pius Mlungisi Dlungwane
Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (SACBC)
Bishop of Mariannhill, South Africa
Born: 13 October 1947
Ordained Bishop: 6 August 2000
Bishop Joseph Mopeli Sephamola, O.M.I.
Bishop Joseph Mopeli Sephamola, O.M.I.
Lesotho Catholic Bishops Conference (LCBC)
Bishop of Qacha’s Nek, Lesotho
Born: 14 March 1960
Ordained Bishop: 21 September 2013
Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro
Bishop Rudolf Nyandoro
Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC)
Bishop of Gokwe, Zimbabwe
Born: 11 October 1968
Ordained Bishop: 29 April 2017

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