Rumbek, 29 May, 2022 / 7:20 pm (ACI Africa).
The ecumenical visit to South Sudan to be undertaken by Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Jim Wallace in July will have an impact on young people in the country, a Catholic Bishop has said.
In an interview with Good News Radio (GNR) of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, Bishop Christian Carlassare shared about the preparations in the Diocese to participate in the ecumenical visit in the country’s capital, Juba.
The July 5-7 ecumenical visit “will unite the youth of our Diocese and other people coming of course from different clans but belonging to this common family that journey toward meeting the Pope, this important person that represents us” Bishop Carlassare said in reference to the planned pilgrimage from Rumbek to Juba.
He explained during the Wednesday, May 25 interview, “As a Diocese, we are preparing a pilgrimage where pastoral agents will be able to travel from Rumbek to Juba to attend the celebration that will be there; there will be an ecumenical celebration.”
“We will gather here in Rumbek and from here we start accompanied by cars, off course on foot, day after day, in which every day there will be time for walking but also time for prayer and reflection,” the member of the Comboni Missionaries (MCCJ) who was consecrated Bishop on March 25 said.