Fr. John Mathiang Machol

Fr. John Mathiang (left) and Bishop Christian Carlassare (right). Credit: Ginaba Lino/Juba/South Sudanm Catholic Diocese of Rumbek

Vatican Issued Interdict, Suspension against Fr. Mathiang Last May: Bishops on Acquitted South Sudanese Catholic Priest

Apr 16, 2024

Last May, the Vatican Dicastery for Evangelization issued an interdict and suspension against Fr. John Mathiang Machol, the Catholic Priest acquitted on all counts in the case of the April 2021 shooting of the then Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, Catholic Bishops in the country have revealed.

Acquitted Catholic Priest, Fr. John Mathiang Machol (in black cassock) welcoming the then Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare in Rumbek Diocese on 15 April 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“Only truth sets people free”: Previously Convicted South Sudanese Priest’s Acquittal Raises More Questions than Answers

Mar 24, 2024

The acquittal of Fr. John Mathiang Machol, a member of the Clergy of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese, who had been previously convicted for masterminding the 26 April 2021 shooting of the then Bishop-elect for the South Sudanese Catholic Diocese has raised more questions than answers.

South Sudanese Catholic Priest Sentenced for Shooting Bishop-elect “released”, Defence Team Set to Address Journalists

Mar 21, 2024

The defence team of Fr. John Mathiang Machol, the South Sudanese Catholic Priest, who was convicted and sentenced for the 26 April 2021 shooting of the then Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan is set to address journalists on the Priest’s release.