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Bishop Matthew Remijio (right) of South Sudan's Wau Diocese appointed by Pope Francis to temporarily govern Rumbek Diocese while the Bishop-elect, Msgr. Christian Carlassare (left), continues to recover from gunshot injuries. /

Bishop of South Sudan’s Wau Diocese Appointed to “temporarily govern Rumbek Diocese”

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.

Msgr. Christian Carlassare currently in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi for specialized treatment/ Credit: ACI Africa /

Recovering Catholic Bishop-elect Offering Pain for Purification of South Sudanese Diocese

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.

Loreto Sisters in South Sudan visit Bishop-elect Msgr. Christian Carlassare after the April 26 attack. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Pope Francis Praying for Catholic Bishop-elect Shot in South Sudan

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.

Placard during peaceful demonstrations in Rumbek, South Sudan against attacks on foreign Clergy in Rumbek Diocese 28 April 2021/ Credit: ACI Africa /

Civil Societies in South Sudan “deeply concerned about” Attack on Foreign Clergy in Rumbek

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.

The Bishop-elect of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese, Msgr. Christian Carlassare airlifted to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, through the services of the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) for specialized treatment. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

South Sudanese Catholic Clerics among a Dozen Arrested Following Bishop-elect’s Shooting

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.

Bishop-elect for South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese, Comboni Missionary Christian Carlassare, appointed 8 March 2021 / Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare

Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese Says His Appointment Shows “God of surprises"

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.”