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Bishop Christian Carlassare of Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan. Credit: Rumbek Diocese

Foster “evangelization, peace everywhere”: Bishop in South Sudan to New Deacons, Priests

Nov 23, 2022

Members of the Clergy are expected to be at the forefront in the fostering of the evagelization mission of the Church, realized in fostering peace, the Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Rumbek Dioceses has said. 

Bishop Christian Carlassare  of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Rumbek Diocese

Synod on Synodality Call to Heal “wounds of violence, division”: Bishop in South Sudan

Nov 19, 2022

The ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality  is a call to heal “wounds of violence and division” that the people of God in South Sudan have experiences, the Bishop of the country’s Rumbek Diocese has said. 

Bishop Christian Carlassare of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Let’s Continue Praying for “a shared peaceful future”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan

Oct 20, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Rumbek Dioceses has urged the people of God in the East-Central African nation to continue praying for peace, unity and reconciliation towards “a shared peaceful future” in the country.

Some of the participants in the July 25-30 Diocesan Week on Synodality in Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Doing synodality” among Highlights of “Diocesan Week” on Synodality in Rumbek, S. Sudan

Aug 9, 2022

The need to go beyond discussing about the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality to “doing synodality” is among the highlights of the recently concluded “Diocesan Week” on synodality in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, the Bishop of the South Sudanese Episcopal See has said.

Bishop Christian Carlassare of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa

Diocese in South Sudan to Introduce “care for creation” Classes in Catholic Schools

Jul 15, 2022

The Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan is set to include the social doctrine of the Church classes in the Primary and Secondary schools run by the Diocese to educate learners about care for the environment at the basic level in the East-central African country.

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Vatican State Secretary’s South Sudan Trip “doesn’t replace” Pope Francis’ Visit: Bishop

Jul 5, 2022

The visit of the Vatican Secretary of State to South Sudan on the day Pope Francis was previously scheduled to arrive in the East-Central African nation “doesn’t replace” the visit of the Holy Father to the country, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said.

Bishop Christian Carlassare of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Radio Good News/Facebook

Catechists in Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan, Urged “to remain active” in Evangelization

Jun 30, 2022

Catechists in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan have been called upon “to remain active” in their ministry of evangelization at the grassroots.

Bishop Christian Carlassare of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Radio Good News/Facebook

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Announces “Diocesan Week” on Synodality End of July

Jun 29, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Rumbek in South Sudan has announced a “Diocesan Week” to be realized at the end of July with participants focusing on the ongoing preparations for the Synod on Synodality.

Bishop Christian Carlassare during Thanksgiving Mass on 26 March 2022 following his Episcopal Ordination. Credit:  Fr. Wanyonyi Eric Simiyu, S.J. (Rumbek)

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Recalls Shooting Ordeal, Says “the Lord guided the bullets”

Apr 15, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan has recalled the 26 April 2021 incident when he was attacked and shot in both legs and attributed his survival to divine intervention.

Bishop Christian Carlassare welcomed at the Mapuordit community in South Sudan. Credit: Fr. Wanyonyi Eric Simiyu, S.J. (Rumbek)

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Says Planned Ecumenical Visit “great encouragement”

Apr 14, 2022

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.

Bishop Carlassare receives the Holy Bible from Gabriel Cardinal Zubeir Wako during the March 25 Episcopal Ordination held at Holy Father Cathedral of the Diocese of Rumbek. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Guide Faithful to be Disciples of Jesus Christ: Cardinal in Sudan to New Bishop of Rumbek

Mar 25, 2022

The Archbishop Emeritus of Sudan’s Khartoum Archdiocese has told the newly ordained Bishop of Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan to guide the people of God in his Episcopal See to be disciples of Jesus Christ.

Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Hubertus van Megen (right) at the Holy Family Cathedral of Rumbek Diocese alongside Mons. Christian Carlassare (left) on 24 March 2022. Credit: Fr. Wanyonyi Eric Simiyu, S.J (Rumbek)

“We have been waiting a long time”: Nuncio to South Sudan on Eve of New Bishop Ordination

Mar 24, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father to South Sudan who has arrived in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek to preside over the Episcopal Ordination of the new Bishop for the South Sudanese Diocese has said it was a long-awaited event. 

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.

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.

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.

Photo of the Six Accused suspect and their defense lawyers during the court hearing Wednesday, 9 February 2022. Credit: Catholic Radio Network (CRN)

Suspect Says Shooting of South Sudan Bishop-elect a Plot “to scare him away” and Relocate

Feb 24, 2022

The shooting of the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan last year was part of a plot to “scare him away” from the Episcopal See to which he had been appointed, and to have him abandon his mission in the Diocese, a suspect has told the High Court in Juba. 

Mons. Christian Carlassare, MCCJ, Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan. Credit: Fondazione CESAR

Catholic Priest Suspect in Bishop-elect Shooting in South Sudan Says “not party” to Plot

Feb 23, 2022

The Catholic Priest suspected to have been involved in the plans to shoot the Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese has denied the claims, saying he was “not party” to the plot.