Rumbek, 14 April, 2022 / 11:40 pm (ACI Africa).
The planned ecumenical visit of Pope Francis, The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland to South Sudan later this year is “a great encouragement” to the people of God in the East-Central African nation, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said.
In an interview with Good News Radio (GNR) of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, South Sudan, Bishop Christian Carlassare said the planned pastoral visit by the Holy Father is “vital because the Pope has always been active for peace in South Sudan.”
“I think that the visit of the Pope will be a great encouragement to our Church, Bishops, Priests, Religious and also lay Christians to commit themselves strongly to evangelize,” Bishop Carlassare said during the Saturday, April 9 interview with GNR shared with ACI Africa.
During his visit, Bishop Carlassare said, the Holy Father “will renew these strengths of the Church to finally evangelize and preach the gospel to everyone, without distinction.”
The Local Ordinary of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese underscored the need to prioritize evangelization in South Sudan saying other gifts “take value from the fact that we are converted and we become disciples of Jesus and only Jesus can unite us.”