Rumbek, 19 November, 2022 / 6:00 pm (ACI Africa).
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.
In an interview with ACI Africa, Bishop Christian Carlassare described the Synod on Synodality, which the Holy Father extended to 2024 as “a call to conversion from a clerical church to the Church that is the family of God.”
“The Synod calls all faithful people to see themselves as members of this Samaritan Church who (are) called to cure the wounds of violence and division, proclaim the Gospel of conversion and salvation in Jesus Christ,” Bishop Carlassare said during the Thursday, November 17 interview.
He said that the Synod on Synodality challenges the people of God to take up the mission of being part of the Samaritan Church “in person and as community”.
“Christians are called to drop the idea of the Church as an international humanitarian agency who provides support besides speaking about God, and to rediscover their belonging to this community of faith that is missionary in nature and count on the generosity and active participation of all faithful,” he added.