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 Catholic Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese who is nursing gunshot injuries at a hospital in Kenya says that he is offering his pain for the purification of the South Sudanese Diocese, which he is expected to shepherd.
Pope Francis is praying for Msgr. Christian Carlassare, the Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese, who was shot in both legs in the early hours of Monday, April 26.
Members of Civil Society entities in South Sudan under their umbrella body, the Civil Society Organizations Network (CiSON) have expressed deep concerns about attacks on foreign clergy ministering in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek.
Three South Sudanese Catholic Clerics are among 12 people who have been arrested following the shooting of the Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese in the early hours of Monday, April 26, multiple sources in Rumbek have told ACI Africa.
The Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek (DoR) in South Sudan that has been vacant for almost a decade has described his Monday, March 8 episcopal appointment as an illustration of “the God of surprises.”