On the 27th April 2021 the IMBISA (Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa) met in Johannesburg to assess and reflect on the socio-political and ecclesial situation in Southern Africa. The Bishops reflected on the unfortunate developments in the Cabo Delgado Province in Mozambique, especially in the town of Palma. They also looked on the situation of the general population in the region, especially on the difficulties faced by young people. They noted some positive developments on some of the aforementioned matters.
But they also made an appeal and invitation to SADC and the African Union to be more engaged in addressing the unfolding crisis in that Region. The appeal was extended to the Mozambican Government to spare no effort in engaging the International Community so as to address the violence in Cabo Delgado. Lastly, a general appeal to the governments in the Region to rethink the economic systems. In closing the bishop of IMBISA invited all Christians and all people of goodwill to continue searching and walking together for peace.
Read the full Statement below.