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Msgr. Christian Carlassare, Bishop-elect of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: ACI Africa /

Police in South Sudan Arrest “One of the potential suspects” in Bishop-elect's Shooting

Police in South Sudan’s Lakes State have arrested “one of the potential suspects” involved in the April shooting of the Bishop-elect of the country’s Rumbek Diocese, Msgr. Christian Carlassare.

The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek, Msgr. Christian Carlassare at the Nairobi Hospital where he is being treated for gunshot injuries in his legs. Credit: ACI Africa /

Catholic Bishops in Sudan, South Sudan Pray for “quick recovery” of Bishop-elect

Members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) have, in a collective statement, expressed their spiritual closeness with Msgr. Christian Carlassare, the Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese who is nursing gunshot injuries after he was shot in both legs in the early hours of Monday, April 26.

U.S. Ambassador in South Sudan,  Thomas Hushek during his visit to the education and health facility of the Loreto Sisters in the Catholc Diocese of Rumbek on February 19, 2020. / Loreto Sisters, Rumbek, South Sudan

U.S. Diplomat Commends Loreto Sisters for Keeping South Sudanese Girls in School

The U.S. Ambassador to the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, Thomas Hushek, during his recent visit to an education and health facility run by members of the Institute for the Blessed Virgin Mary, popularly known as Loreto Sisters, commended the nuns for their work in keeping girls in the troubled country in school.

Clergy, men and women religious, and laity in South Sudan's Rumbek diocese pose for a photo after taking part in the workshop on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) on November 23. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) facilitated the four-day workshop / Fr. Peter Garang, Diocese of Rumbek

Pastoral Agents in South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese “sensitized” on Gender-Based Violence

In the context of the United Nation’s (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women marked on November 25, the UN Peacekeeping Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) reached out to the clergy, religious, and laity ministering in the Catholic diocese of Rumbek in a four-day training focusing on ways to deal with Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV), a participant has told ACI Africa.