Rumbek, 02 November, 2021 / 9:35 pm (ACI Africa).
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.
Msgr. Carlassare’s Episcopal Ordination had been initially scheduled to take place on Pentecost Sunday, 23 May 2021 but was postponed after he was shot in both legs on April 26.
“It is my duty to inform you, on behalf of the Holy See, that the episcopal consecration of the Bishop-elect of Rumbek, Rev. Christian Carlassare, has been postponed to 2022, at a date still to be determined,” the Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Bert van Megen announces in a statement dated October 30.
In the letter addressed to Local Ordinaries and Apostolic Administrators in Sudan and South Sudan, the representative of the Holy Father commends “the Bishop-elect and the Diocese of Rumbek to your fervent prayers.”
Msgr. Carlassare was shot during the early hours of April 26 when two armed men fired multiple bullets on his door, gaining access to his room in a block that houses Priests serving at Holy Family Cathedral of DoR.