- 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 Conference of the Region
The Region operates primarily through the Conference of the Region which
is composed the Provincial, Delegation and Mission Superiors of the
territory and is the principal animation body for the life and activity
of the Region (C. 121).
Since the Region is not a governmental structure with juridical personality,
the role of the Conference is to enable the Oblate units in the territory
to profit from their collective experience and develop common approaches
to Oblate life and mission (C. 119).
A member of the Conference who has completed his term of office as superior,
ceases to be a member of the Conference.
The General Councillor for the Region serves as liaison with the Central
Government. He is invited to the meetings of the Conference, but does
not have voting rights within the Conference (C. 123).
If a member of the Conference is unable to attend a meeting of the Conference,
he may delegate another Oblate from the unit to represent him at this
meeting. A replacement delegate is to be considered for the time being
as a full member of the Conference with the right to vote at that particular
The activities of the Conference may be held in English or in French,
and formal documents are prepared in both official languages of the
Purposes of the Conference