Rumbek, 18 March, 2022 / 9:53 pm (ACI Africa).
The Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, Mons. Christian Carlassare, has said he is “grateful to be back” to the country days to his Episcopal Ordination scheduled to take place on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25.
Addressing journalists Friday, March 18 at Juba International Airport, the Bishop-elect expressed gratitude to God, the government of South Sudan, the leadership of the Catholic Church, and the people of God in the East-Central African nation.
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“I am really grateful to be back today after almost one year that I was out,” Mons. Carlassare who was airlifted to Kenya on 26 April 2021 after he had been shot in both legs told journalists at the airport in South Sudan’s capital, Juba.
He went on to express his “gratitude to God first of all, to this country, the universal Church in Rome, and also the local Church in South Sudan with all the Bishops of this country and all the people that are Christians and believe in the Church and wish for peace.”