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Bishop Christian Carlassare of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan. Credit: Fr. Luka Dor/Rumbek Diocese

Let’s Begin Lent with “spirit of intimacy with the Lord”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan

Feb 15, 2024

Bishop Christian Carlassare of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan has called on the people of God in his Episcopal See to start off the Lenten Season with a decision to nurture a close relationship with God, seeking to maintain a prayerful spirit throughout the period.

St. Bakhita “a firm presence in my vocational journey”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan

Feb 7, 2024

Italian-born Bishop Christian Carlassare of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan traces his journey to Religious and Missionary life to St. Josephine Bakhita.

World Day for Consecrated Life: Bishop in South Sudan Calls for “pilgrims of hope, peace”

Feb 4, 2024

Bishop Christian Carlassare of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek has underscored the need for “pilgrims of hope and peace” in the East-Central African nation, which is reeling from years of violent conflicts.

Pilgrims who participated in the pilgrimage for peace. Credit: Fr. Luka Dor/Catholic Diocese of Rumbek

Peace Pilgrimage in South Sudanese Diocese Ends with Launch of Eucharistic Congress

Jan 15, 2024

South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek has launched a year-long Diocesan Eucharistic Congress with an invitation to communities in the East-Central African country that is reeling from decades of violence to embrace communal living.

Bishop Christian Carlassare with pilgrims who participated in the pilgrimage for peace. Credit: Fr. Luka Dor/Catholic Diocese of Rumbek

South Sudanese Diocese Looking to Have More Community Encounter in 2025 Peace Pilgrimage

Jan 15, 2024

The Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan has announced its 2025 peace pilgrimage, with the hope that young people set to participate in the pilgrimage will have more interaction with the communities they encounter along the way.

Youths from South Sudan's Catholic Diocese of Rumbek on their peace pilgrimage to Tonj. Credit: Good News Radio/Rumbek Diocese

Pilgrimages in South Sudan Providing Fertile Ground for Growth of Religious Vocations

Jan 12, 2024

Nine young men discerning to become Priests of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek are part of the 125-kilometer weeklong pilgrimage that the Diocese organized to sensitize local community members in the East-Central African country on the need for peace.

Youths from South Sudan's Catholic Diocese of Rumbek on their peace pilgrimage to Tonj. Credit: Bishop Christian Carlassare

Youths in South Sudanese Diocese Walking 125Kms in Weeklong Pilgrimage to Preach Peace

Jan 10, 2024

Young people from South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek are walking from Rumbek to Tonj, some 125 kilometers, in a seven-day pilgrimage they started on Sunday, January 7 to sensitize communities in the East-Central African nation on the need for peace.

Sr. Rita Grunke sitted between two South Sudanese women during her farewell celebration at St. Josephine Bakhita Mapuordit Parish on 20 October 2023. Credit: Credit: OLSH/Rumbek Diocese/South Sudan

“Opportunity to be missionary”: Australian Nun on South Sudan Mission, 20 Years in Africa

Oct 24, 2023

Sr. Rita Grunke, an Australian member of the Congregation of the Daughters of Our Lady of Sacred Heart (OLSH), who is leaving South Sudan for her native country after two decades of service in Africa looks back at her experience in the world’s newest nation with appreciation.

What Pope Francis Wants Catholic Bishops in Africa, Asia to Know and Help Accomplish

Sep 13, 2023

“Guard the ecclesial fidelity of your people,” this was the final recommendation Pope Francis made to the 110 Catholic Bishops mostly from Africa and Asia during his audience with them inside the Clementine Hall of the Apostolic Palace near St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin arrives in Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Rumbek Diocese

“Fear is driven out by perfect love”: Vatican Secretary of State to South Sudanese

Aug 20, 2023

Fear is an enemy of peace, and it makes people weak and fragile, Pietro Cardinal Parolin has said in his message to the people of God in South Sudan on the last day of his four-day visit to the East Central African country.

Pietro Cardinal Parolin during Holy Mass at Holy Family Cathedral of Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Rumbek Diocese

Vatican Cardinal Calls on South Sudanese to “abandon old ways”, Seek Reconciliation

Aug 19, 2023

The Vatican Secretary of State concluded his four-day visit to South Sudan on August 17 by calling upon the people of God in the country to abandon they old ways of war and division, and to work towards conversion in their pursuit of peace and reconciliation.

Bishop Mazzolari Memorial House that was inaugurated on 16 July 2023, the occasion of his 12th death anniversary. Credit: Fondazione CESAR

On Death Anniversary of Catholic Bishop in South Sudan, Successor Recalls Tireless “sower”

Jul 16, 2023

Bishop Christian Carlassare of Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan has remembered his predecessor, Bishop Caesar Mazzolari, as a tireless “sower”.

Bishop Christian Carlassare with the three Priests he ordained on 11 June 2023. Credit: Radio Good News/Facebook

“Don’t be people of many words”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan to Newly Ordained Priests

Jun 13, 2023

The newly ordained Priests for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek will need to be keen on “action and service of God”, the Local Ordinary of the South Sudanese Diocese has said, cautioning them against the temptation to be “people of many words”. 

Late Bishop Macram Max Gassis, the first Catholic Bishop of El Obeid Diocese in Sudan, who has passed on in the U.S on 4 June 2023. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Pioneer Catholic Bishop of Sudan’s El Obeid Diocese Dies in U.S. at 84

Jun 4, 2023

Bishop Macram Max Gassis, the first Catholic Bishop of El Obeid Diocese in Sudan, has passed on in the U.S. after suffering poor health “for many months”. He was aged 84. 

Cheerful Bishop Christian Carlassare blessing the faithful at Holy Family Parish Church, Rumbek, after consecrating the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Credit: Fr. Wanyonyi Eric Simiyu, S.J/Rumbek

At Episcopal Anniversary, Bishop in South Sudan Consecrates See to Mary’s Immaculate Heart

Mar 26, 2023

At the Eucharistic celebration to mark one year since he was Ordained Bishop, the Local Ordinary of Rumbek Diocese has presided over the consecration of the South Sudanese Episcopal See to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Bishop Mathew Remijo Adam of South Sudan's Wau Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Start from Self “to embrace peace, reconciliation”: Catholic Bishop in South Sudan

Feb 27, 2023

The Catholic Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has called upon the people of God in the East-Central African nation to start from the self in striving “to embrace peace and reconciliation” during the Lenten Season.

Credit: ACI Africa

United for Peace in South Sudan in the Nine-day “walking for peace”: Bishop, Pilgrims

Feb 3, 2023

Pilgrims in the nine-day “walking for peace” pilgrimage organized by the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek who arrived in Juba on Thursday, February 2, the eve of the arrival of Pope Francis in South Sudan, were united for peace and reconciliation in the country.

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

Ecumenical Visit to Show with “clarity a new common path” for South Sudan: Catholic Bishop

Jan 11, 2023

The planned ecumenical visit to South Sudan to be undertaken by Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland, Iain Greenshields early next month will show “a new common path” for the people of God in the country, a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central African nation has said.

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

Church in South Sudan Invited to share in Pope Francis' "pilgrimage of peace" During Visit

Dec 16, 2022

The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan has invited people of different faiths in the East-Central African nation to prepare to join Pope Francis in his "pilgrimage of faith" during the Holy Father's planned Ecumenical visit to the country.

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.