Comboni Missionaries

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

One Suspect Confesses to Crime of Shooting Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan

Feb 3, 2022

One of the six suspects in the case of the shooting of the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan has confessed to the crime.

Screengrab of Sr. Elena Balatti. Credit: Pax Christi International/Youtube

Catholic Nun in South Sudan Narrates Challenges Encountered in Efforts to Restore Peace

Jan 9, 2022

Embracing dialogue for peaceful coexistence in South Sudan is posing a challenge especially for those who have experienced direct effects of civil war, a Catholic Missionary Nun serving in the East-Central African nation has said.

Bishop-elect for South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese, Mons. Christian Carlassare. Credit: Comboni Missionaries

Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese Envisions Revival of Trauma Healing Center

Dec 2, 2021

The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese who survived an assassination attempt in April is envisioning the revival of the trauma healing center that provided psychosocial assistance to pastoral agents including members of the Clergy and women and men Religious in the East-Central African nation. 

Bishop Edward Eduardo Hiiboro with members of the Catholic Radio Network (CRN) in South Sudan/ Credit: ACI Africa

South Sudanese Bishop Lauds Comboni Missionaries for Founding Catholic Radio Network

May 20, 2021

The Bishop of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura-Yambio has lauded the Comboni Missionaries in the country for founding the largest media entity in the East-Central African nation, the Catholic Radio Network (CRN).

The cover of the book "Angry Shepherd" by John Ashworth

Exiled Catholic Bishop Weathering the Storm to Serve Vulnerable Groups in Sudanese Strife

May 4, 2021

For three decades now, retired Catholic Bishop Macram Max Gassis who served as the Local Ordinary of Sudan’s El Obeid Catholic Diocese before he was exiled from the country in 1990, two years into his episcopacy, has continued to reach out to the vulnerable groups in the Northeast African nation, helping them both materially and spiritually.

Secretary-General for the Formation of Comboni Missionaries, Fr.Elias Essognimam Sindjalim (Right) with some of his confreres/ Credit: Agenzia Fides

Liveliness, Space for Youth Inspiration for Vocations in Africa: Comboni Missionary

Apr 26, 2021

Lively liturgical celebrations that give space for young people to participate in the life of the church in Africa explains the growing number of vocations on the continent, a member of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus (MCCJ) has said.

Bishop-elect for Rumbek in South Sudan, Christian Carlassare / Courtesy Photo

Bishop-elect in South Sudan Shot, Evacuation Plans for Specialized Treatment Underway

Apr 26, 2021

The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese who was shot last night is nursing bullet wounds at a health facility in the South Sudanese Diocese, multiple sources have told ACI Africa.

The former Coordinator of Rumbek Diocese, Fr. John Mathiang, welcoming Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare in Rumbek Diocese on 15 April 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop-elect in South Sudan Concerned about Growing Inter-Communal Violence, Deaths

Apr 20, 2021

The Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek has expressed concerns over growing inter-communal violence that has left more than twenty young people dead in Lakes State, a region covered by the episcopal see he is expected to administer.

Fr. Matthew Remijio Adam Gbitiku, appointed Bishop of South Sudan's Wau Diocese by Pope Francis on Wednesday, November 18, 2020.

I’m Responding “to Holy Father’s request; I ask for prayers”: South Sudanese Bishop-Elect

Nov 18, 2020

 The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Wau Diocese has welcomed his appointment, describing it as a positive response to the “Holy Father’s request.”

Some Bishops of Ghana with the Apostolic Nuncio in Ghana,
Archbishop Henryk Mieczysław Jagodziński who presided at the Holy Mass of the 25th Anniversary of the Keta-Akatsi Diocese in Ghana’s Volta Region. / Bro. Stephen Domelevo, SVD

Be Agents of the Kingdom of God, Bishop in Ghana at Diocesan Silver Jubilee

Nov 17, 2020

The Bishop of Keta-Akatsi Diocese in Ghana’s Volta Region has called on the people of God under his pastoral care to be true agents and promoters of the Kingdom of God “through Word and Sacrament.”  

Some Catholic nuns during the National Prayer Day at the Subukia National Shrine in Nakuru, on October 5, 2019.

Clergy, Religious in Kenya Challenged to Leave Comfort Zones, to Venture into Peripheries

Oct 23, 2020

A majority of members of the Clergy and Religious Orders in Kenya are found in the country’s capital, Nairobi that offers better living standards, a Catholic Cleric ministering in the country has observed and called on Religious men and women not to shy away from missions characterized with hardships.

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

Catholic Aid Agency Highlights Comboni Missionary Sisters’ Apostolate in Ethiopia

Oct 23, 2020

The apostolate of the members of the Religious Institute of Comboni Missionary Sisters among the indigenous in Ethiopia has been highlighted in a report, which Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) International published Friday, October 23.

The Cargo boat acquired by the Diocese of Malakal in South Sudan. / ACI Africa

South Sudan’s Malakal Diocese Constructs Cargo Boat to Tackle Poor Transport Menace

Sep 30, 2020

Poor road transport in South Sudan’s Diocese of Malakal has motivated the vast Diocese to build its first ever cargo boat for transporting construction materials from the country’s capital Juba as well as to facilitate pastoral ministry in the East-Central African country, the Bishop has told ACI Africa.

Security Officers at the entrance to the Mary Immaculate Hospital in Mapuordit, South Sudan.

Comboni Mission Hospital in South Sudan Shuts Down Over Insecurity

Jul 5, 2020

Mary Immaculate Hospital in Mapuordit, a mission health facility belonging to the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, has been shut down indefinitely over security threats to its staff and patients, the administration announced.

Retirement Home of the Archbishop emeritus of Juba Archdiocese, Paolino Lukudu, constructed with assistance from the Vatican. / Radio Bakhita South Sudan

Vatican’s Donation Helps Realize Bishops’ Retirement Home in South Sudanese Archdiocese

Jun 18, 2020

Retired Archbishop of Juba, Paolino Lukudu will be the first occupant of the first ever Bishops’ retirement home that has been erected by the Archdiocese with help from the Vatican and other donors. .

Sr. Jane Francis, a Comboni Sister serving at St. Therese Hospital Nzara, South Sudan.

Patients Avoiding Hospital in South Sudan for Fear of COVID-19, Nun at Facility Concerned

May 14, 2020

Fear of getting infected with COVID-19 has led to many patients resisting admission at a Catholic hospital in South Sudan, a majority of them with unrelated health complications opting for self-medication away from the health facility. This situation is giving a Catholic nun working in the eastern Africa country a headache.

Fr. Michael Barton, a Comboni missionary Priest with former students in Juba, South Sudan. / ACI Africa

Alumni Association in South Sudan Honors American Cleric for Making Academic Giants

Apr 16, 2020

Gabriel Gum Machiek recalls a day at St. Daniel Comboni Primary School in South Sudan’s Rumbek diocese where he was a lower-class pupil when he engaged in a fight with one of his teachers after the teacher, a Missionary Priest, punished him for a mistake that he says was not his.

Daniel Comboni  Secondary School Juba, South Sudan

“It is an affordable good quality education”: Comboni Missionaries in South Sudan

Jan 23, 2020

In a country with high levels of illiteracy, the provision of education by Catholic Church institutions is helping in guaranteeing a future of many young people amid challenges occasioned by the protracted civil conflict, ACI Africa has gathered.

Comboni Missionaries in South Sudan during their weeklong Annual Assembly in Juba at the Good Shepherd Peace Centr, Kit / ACI Africa

Comboni Missionaries in South Sudan: Contribution to Nation Building, Challenges

Jan 22, 2020

Since the founder of the Comboni Missionaries of the Heart of Jesus and the Comboni Missionary Sisters (Verona Fathers and Sisters), Italian-born St. Daniel Comboni launched his plan “save Africa through Africa” and was consecrated Bishop as Vicar Apostolic of Central Africa in the second half of the nineteenth century, his institute has had an outstanding legacy in Sudan and South Sudan through the activities of its members.