Rumbek, 05 May, 2021 / 7:45 pm (ACI Africa).
Pope Francis has given the Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese the mandate to “temporarily govern Rumbek Diocese” while the Bishop-elect of the South Sudanese Diocese, Msgr. Christian Carlassare, continues to recover from gunshot injuries.
The latest appointment by Pope Francis in the East-central African country was made public Wednesday, May 5 by the Vatican’s Chargé d’Affaires of the Apostolic Nunciature in South Sudan, Msgr. Mark Kadima.
In his communiqué obtained by ACI Africa, Msgr. Kadima says that Bishop Matthew Remijio will govern the Diocese of Rumbek until Msgr. Carlassare “is healed (and) ordained” a Bishop.
“On behalf of the Apostolic Nuncio, I wish to announce to you that the Holy Father Pope Francis has appointed the Most Reverend Matthew Remijio, Bishop of Wau, as the Apostolic Administrator of Rumbek Diocese,” Msgr. Kadima says in the May 5 statement.
He adds, “Bishop Remijio will temporarily govern Rumbek Diocese until the Bishop elect, the Most Reverend Christian Carlassare is healed, ordained and takes over the governance of that Diocese, hopefully as soon as possible.”