Preamble - 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

I. The Africa-Madagascar Region

5. 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).

6. 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.

7. 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).

8. 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.

9. 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.

2. The Conference of the Region