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Rumbek Diocese

Bishop Christian Carlassare during Thanksgiving Mass on 26 March 2022 following his Episcopal Ordination. Credit:  Fr. Wanyonyi Eric Simiyu, S.J. (Rumbek)

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Recalls Shooting Ordeal, Says “the Lord guided the bullets”

Apr 15, 2022

The Catholic Bishop of Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan has recalled the 26 April 2021 incident when he was attacked and shot in both legs and attributed his survival to divine intervention.

Bishop Christian Carlassare welcomed at the Mapuordit community in South Sudan. Credit: Fr. Wanyonyi Eric Simiyu, S.J. (Rumbek)

Catholic Bishop in South Sudan Says Planned Ecumenical Visit “great encouragement”

Apr 14, 2022

The planned ecumenical visit of Pope Francis, The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, and the Moderator of the Church of Scotland to South Sudan later this year is “a great encouragement” to the people of God in the East-Central African nation, a Catholic Bishop in the country has said.

Bishop Carlassare receives the Holy Bible from Gabriel Cardinal Zubeir Wako during the March 25 Episcopal Ordination held at Holy Father Cathedral of the Diocese of Rumbek. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Guide Faithful to be Disciples of Jesus Christ: Cardinal in Sudan to New Bishop of Rumbek

Mar 25, 2022

The Archbishop Emeritus of Sudan’s Khartoum Archdiocese has told the newly ordained Bishop of Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan to guide the people of God in his Episcopal See to be disciples of Jesus Christ.

Apostolic Nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Hubertus van Megen (right) at the Holy Family Cathedral of Rumbek Diocese alongside Mons. Christian Carlassare (left) on 24 March 2022. Credit: Fr. Wanyonyi Eric Simiyu, S.J (Rumbek)

“We have been waiting a long time”: Nuncio to South Sudan on Eve of New Bishop Ordination

Mar 24, 2022

The representative of the Holy Father to South Sudan who has arrived in the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek to preside over the Episcopal Ordination of the new Bishop for the South Sudanese Diocese has said it was a long-awaited event. 

Mons. Christian Carlassare addresses a congregation at Holy Family Cathedral of Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop-elect in South Sudan Receives Heroic Reception in Rumbek, Pledges to Foster Unity

Mar 23, 2022

It was an emotional Wednesday mid-morning characterized with dance and jubilation at Rumbek Airstrip in South Sudan’s Lakes State as members of the Clergy, women and men Religious, the Laity, State officials, and members of the public received the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, Mons. Christian Carlassare.

Mons. Christian Carlassare, Bishop-elect of Rumbek Diocese returned to South Sudan Friday, 18 March 2022 ahead of his Episcopal Ordination scheduled to take place on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Bishop-elect in South Sudan “grateful to be back” to Country ahead of Episcopal Ordination

Mar 18, 2022

The Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, Mons. Christian Carlassare, has said he is “grateful to be back” to the country days to his Episcopal Ordination scheduled to take place on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25.

Mons. Christian Carlassare, Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese Diocese in South Sudan, to be ordained Bishop on 25 March 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

“I entrust myself to the Lord, your prayers": South Sudan Bishop-elect ahead of Ordination

Mar 14, 2022

The Catholic Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese, Mons. Christian Carlassare is entrusting himself “to the Lord” and to the prayers of the people of God in Rumbek Diocese ahead of his Episcopal Ordination scheduled to take place on the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord, March 25.

Justice Alexander Sebur Subek reading out the decision of the High Court during the Wednesday, 2 March 2022 session. Credit: Otto Abut/CRN

Two Suspects in Shooting of Bishop-elect in South Sudan Freed for “lack of evidence”

Mar 2, 2022

Two of the six suspects in the case of the shooting of Mons. Christian Carlassare, the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, have been freed because of what the judge has termed “lack of evidence against them.”

Mons. Christian Carlassare is expected to be ordained Bishop of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese on 25 March 2022. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Date for Episcopal Ordination of Bishop for Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan Announced

Mar 1, 2022

The date for the Episcopal Ordination of Mons. Christian Carlassare of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese that had been initially scheduled for Pentecost Sunday last year has been announced.

Mons. Christian Carlassare, Bishop-elect of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Committee to Prepare for Ordination of Bishop for Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan Appointed

Mar 1, 2022

The Apostolic Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, Bishop Matthew Remijio, has appointed a committee to prepare for the Episcopal Ordination of the Bishop for the South Sudanese Diocese.

Photo of the Six Accused suspect and their defense lawyers during the court hearing Wednesday, 9 February 2022. Credit: Catholic Radio Network (CRN)

Suspect Says Shooting of South Sudan Bishop-elect a Plot “to scare him away” and Relocate

Feb 24, 2022

The shooting of the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan last year was part of a plot to “scare him away” from the Episcopal See to which he had been appointed, and to have him abandon his mission in the Diocese, a suspect has told the High Court in Juba. 

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

Catholic Priest Suspect in Bishop-elect Shooting in South Sudan Says “not party” to Plot

Feb 23, 2022

The Catholic Priest suspected to have been involved in the plans to shoot the Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese has denied the claims, saying he was “not party” to the plot.

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

A Suspect in South Sudan Bishop-elect’s Shooting Lobbied for “Bishop’s position”: Witness

Feb 18, 2022

A suspect in the shooting of Mons. Christian Carlassare, the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, lobbied to be appointed Bishop of the South Sudanese Episcopal See, a witness has told the court in Juba.

Photo of the Six Accused suspect and their defense lawyers during the court hearing Wednesday, 9 February 2022. Credit:  Catholic Radio Network (CRN)

Three Suspects in South Sudan Bishop-elect’s Shooting Close to Detained Priest: Witness

Feb 9, 2022

Three suspects in the shooting of the Bishop-elect for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan closely related with one of their co-accused, a Catholic Priest, a witness has told the court in Juba.

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.

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

Case of Bishop-elect's Shooting in South Sudan Mentioned in Court, Adjourned to Next Week

Jan 26, 2022

The case of the shooting of the Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese was mentioned in court on Wednesday, January 26, and adjourned to next week, multiple sources in country’s capital city, Juba, confirmed to ACI Africa.

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-elect for Rumbek Diocese, South Sudan. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Episcopal Ordination of Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese “postponed to 2022”

Nov 2, 2021

The Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Christian Carlassare who was appointed Bishop for the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek (DoR) in March has been postponed to next year. 

Late Bishop Caesar Mazzolari with some students in South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Diocese of Rumbek

South Sudanese Minister Suggests Ways to Make Peace-Loving Bishop “proud in his grave”

Jul 19, 2021

A government official in South Sudan has challenged the people of God in the East-Central African country to work towards long-lasting peace, saying that this is the only way to make Bishop Caesar Mazzolari, a Catholic Prelate who worked tirelessly to liberate the country from many years of civil war, proud of the country.

One of the containers at St. Comboni Marial Lou Parish of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese that was broken into and looted amid intercommunal clashes 8-10 July 2021. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Rumbek, South Sudan

South Sudanese Catholic Priest “disappointed” at Looting of Multiple Catholic Premises

Jul 18, 2021

A member of the Clergy of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese has expressed disappointment over massive looting of a number of Catholic mission schools and a hospital during deadly intercommunal clashes in a Parish.