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Bishop Mark Kadima Wamukoya of Kenya's Bungoma Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“We all need to be missionary children”: Kenyan Catholic Bishop at Diocesan PMC Holy Mass

Sep 21, 2022

There is need for following of Christ “to be missionary children”, making sacrifices to reach out others with the Gospel message in the example of the first evangelizers of the African continent, the Bishop of Bungoma Diocese in Kenya has said. 

Be “an example the whole flock can follow”: Archbishop in South Africa to New Bishop

Sep 5, 2022

The newly consecrated Auxiliary Bishop of South Africa’s Pretoria Archdiocese has been encouraged to live his Episcopal Ministry in a manner that inspires the people of God.

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo, ordained Bishop of South Sudan's Yei Diocese on 15 May 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Catholics in South Sudan’s Yei Diocese Urged to “work together with the new Bishop”

May 16, 2022

The Cardinal in Sudan has urged Catholics in the Diocese of Yei in South Sudan to collaborate with their new Bishop “to strengthen the body of Christ” in the South Sudanese Diocese. 

Bishop George Muthaka, ordained Bishop of the Diocese of Garissa in Kenya on & May 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“I come to serve not to rule”: Newly Ordained Kenyan Catholic Bishop in Maiden Speech

May 9, 2022

The newly ordained Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Garissa in Kenya has, in his maiden speech, said that his Episcopal Ministry will be characterized by service.

Justice Alexander Sebur Subek reading out a decision of the High Court on 2 March 2022 session. Credit: Otto Abut/CRN

Ruling in Case of South Sudan Bishop Shooting to be Delivered in Mid-April: Judge

Mar 26, 2022

The ruling in the case of last year’s shooting of the Bishop of Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan that was first mentioned on January 26 has been postponed to mid-April, the judge has said.

Mons. Christian Carlassare addresses a congregation at Holy Family Cathedral of Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop-elect in South Sudan Receives Heroic Reception in Rumbek, Pledges to Foster Unity

Mar 23, 2022

It was an emotional Wednesday mid-morning characterized with dance and jubilation at Rumbek Airstrip in South Sudan’s Lakes State as members of the Clergy, women and men Religious, the Laity, State officials, and members of the public received the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, Mons. Christian Carlassare.

Coat of arms of the Bishop-elect o South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop-elect in South Sudan Explains Symbols, Motto of His Episcopate ahead of Ordination

Mar 22, 2022

The Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan has explained the symbols and motto that will define his Episcopate as represented in his coat of arms.

Mons. Christian Carlassare, Bishop-elect of Rumbek Diocese returned to South Sudan Friday, 18 March 2022 ahead of his Episcopal Ordination scheduled to take place on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop-elect in South Sudan “grateful to be back” to Country ahead of Episcopal Ordination

Mar 18, 2022

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.

Justice Alexander Sebur Subek reading out a decision of the High Court on 2 March 2022 session. Credit: Otto Abut/CRN

Judge to Give Ruling in Case of South Sudan Bishop-elect Shooting on His Ordination Day

Mar 15, 2022

The ruling in the case of the shooting of the Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan is expected to be delivered on March 25, the same day Mons. Christian Carlassare is to be ordained Bishop.

Mons. Christian Carlassare, Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese Diocese in South Sudan, to be ordained Bishop on 25 March 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“I entrust myself to the Lord, your prayers": South Sudan Bishop-elect ahead of Ordination

Mar 14, 2022

The Catholic Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese, Mons. Christian Carlassare is entrusting himself “to the Lord” and to the prayers of the people of God in Rumbek Diocese ahead of his Episcopal Ordination scheduled to take place on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25.

Justice Alexander Sebur Subek reading out the decision of the High Court during the Wednesday, 2 March 2022 session. Credit: Otto Abut/CRN

Two Suspects in Shooting of Bishop-elect in South Sudan Freed for “lack of evidence”

Mar 2, 2022

Two of the six suspects in the case of the shooting of Mons. Christian Carlassare, the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, have been freed because of what the judge has termed “lack of evidence against them.”

Mons. Christian Carlassare is expected to be ordained Bishop of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese on 25 March 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Date for Episcopal Ordination of Bishop for Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan Announced

Mar 1, 2022

The date for the Episcopal Ordination of Mons. Christian Carlassare of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese that had been initially scheduled for Pentecost Sunday last year has been announced.

Mons. Christian Carlassare, Bishop-elect of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Committee to Prepare for Ordination of Bishop for Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan Appointed

Mar 1, 2022

The Apostolic Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, Bishop Matthew Remijio, has appointed a committee to prepare for the Episcopal Ordination of the Bishop for the South Sudanese Diocese.

Bishop Mark Kadima (center), Archbishop Hubertus van Megen (right) and Archbishop-elect Maurice Muhatia Makumba at the Episcopal Ordination Mass on 19 February 2022 in Bungoma Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

At Episcopal Ordination in Kenya, Nuncio Cautions against Clericalism, Urges Listening

Feb 20, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father in Kenya has cautioned against “clericalism” which he said he had noted from his interactions with the people of God in the East African country including Priests and Bishops as they participate in the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality. 

Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese “postponed to 2022”

Nov 2, 2021

The Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Christian Carlassare who was appointed Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek (DoR) in March has been postponed to next year. 

Bishop John Baptist Attakruh of Ghana's Sekondi-Takoradi Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Every Bishop is a gift to Church, humanity”: Ghanaian Prelate at Episcopal Ordination

Sep 28, 2021

The Episcopal ministry is a gift from God to the Church, humanity and the shepherd himself called to serve God’s people, a Catholic Archbishop in Ghana has said.

Msgr. Raphael Wokorach of Uganda's Nebbi Diocese whose Episcopal Ordination has been rescheduled to next week, Saturday, August 14. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Postponed Episcopal Ordination of New Bishop for Uganda’s Nebbi Diocese Rescheduled

Aug 4, 2021

The Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Raphael Wokorach that had been postponed owing to COVID-19 restrictions in Uganda has been rescheduled to next week, Saturday, August 14.

Msgr. Raphael Wokorach of Uganda's Nebbi Diocese whose Episcopal Ordination has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Episcopal Ordination in Uganda Postponed as Country's Lockdown Intensifies

Jun 24, 2021

The Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Raphael Wokorach that had been planned for Saturday, June 26 has been postponed until further notice.

Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare standing amidst South Sudanese Catholic women. / Courtesy Photo

In Q&A, Bishop-elect in South Sudan Shares about Planned Episcopal Ordination

Mar 29, 2021

Ahead of his episcopal ordination in May, the Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Diocese of Rumbek, Fr. Christian Carlassare, has shared with ACI Africa about the event of his ordination as a Bishop, including the significance of the proposed date and links with his predecessor, Bishop Caesar Mazzolari who passed on in July 2011.

Bishop Inácio Lucas Mwita of Mozambique's Gurué Diocese / Courtesy Photo

“Become seed that bears fruits of peace”: Bishop at Episcopal Ordination in Mozambique

Mar 23, 2021

A Bishop in Mozambique has called on the new Local Ordinary of the country’s Gurué Diocese to embrace servant leadership, striving to sacrifice his life for the peace of the people of God under his pastoral care, similar to a seed that dies to bring forth fruits.