- 1. The Africa-Madagascar
Region - 2. The Conference
of the Region - 3. Purposes
of the Conference - 4. Meetings
of the Conference - 5. Officers
of the Conference - 6. Advisory
Committees - 7. Finances
of the Conference - 8. The
Statutes - Conclusion
The Africa-Madagascar Region
The Congregation of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate has established
Regions to further coordination and collaboration in a given geographical
area (CC. 75, 119).
The Region of Africa-Madagascar was duly established by the Superior
General in Council in 1972 and, since then, has assumed the various
responsibilities entrusted to it by the leadership of the Congregation.
It comprises all Oblate units in Africa and in Madagascar.
Two sub-regions have been established to facilitate communication, collaboration
and coordination, one for the Anglophone units, and the other for the
Francophone units within the territory of the Region (R. 123b).
The AD 2000 Constitutions and Rules of the Congregation call for each
Region to give itself the flexible structures it needs to function properly
(C. 122). The present Statutes are a response to this call.
These Statutes are a complement to the Constitutions and Rules of the
Congregation and to the various Directories in effect. In case of conflict
between the Statutes and the other governing documents, these latter
documents shall prevail over the Statutes.
The Conference of the Region