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Latest stories: Rumbek Diocese

The Holy Family Cathedral of South Sudan's Rumbek Diocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

South Sudanese Catholic Clerics among Detainees Released Following Bishop-elect's Shooting

Two South Sudanese Catholic Clerics are among dozens released last week after spending over two weeks in detention following their suspected connection with the shooting of the Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese, Msgr. Christian Carlassare.

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.

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

South Sudanese Clergy Arrested after Bishop-elect’s Shooting to Answer Instigation Charges

The three South Sudanese Catholic Clerics arrested following the shooting of the Bishop-elect for Rumbek Diocese in South Sudan are expected to be among those charged for “instigating” the two gunmen who shot Msgr. Christian Carlassare, a government official involved in the investigation has told ACI Africa.

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.

Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek on 27 April 2021 at the Nairobi Hospital where he is being treated for gunshot injuries in his legs. Credit: ACI Africa /

“I’m well, improving, I’ll be with you”: Bishop-elect to South Sudan’s Rumbek Community

The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese who is nursing gunshot injuries in Nairobi, Kenya, has sought to reassure the people of God in Rumbek that he is out of danger and that he plans to return  to the South Sudanese Diocese.

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 Rumbek in South Sudan, Christian Carlassare / Courtesy Photo

Bishop-elect in South Sudan Shot, Evacuation Plans for Specialized Treatment Underway

The Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese who was shot last night is nursing bullet wounds at a health facility in the South Sudanese Diocese, multiple sources have told ACI Africa.

The former Coordinator of Rumbek Diocese, Fr. John Mathiang, welcoming Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare in Rumbek Diocese on 15 April 2021. Credit: Courtesy Photo /

Bishop-elect in South Sudan Concerned about Growing Inter-Communal Violence, Deaths

The Bishop-elect of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek has expressed concerns over growing inter-communal violence that has left more than twenty young people dead in Lakes State, a region covered by the episcopal see he is expected to administer.

Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare standing amidst South Sudanese Catholic women. / Courtesy Photo

In Q&A, Bishop-elect in South Sudan Shares about Planned Episcopal Ordination

Ahead of his episcopal ordination in May, the Bishop-elect for South Sudan’s Diocese of Rumbek, Fr. Christian Carlassare, has shared with ACI Africa about the event of his ordination as a Bishop, including the significance of the proposed date and links with his predecessor, Bishop Caesar Mazzolari who passed on in July 2011.

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.”

Holy Family Cathedral in South Sudan's Diocese of Rumbek / Public Domain

South Sudan’s Rumbek Diocese Trains Women on Peace and Reconciliation

South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in collaboration with peace organizations in the country is realizing a training aimed to equip women in the East-Central African country with reconciliation and mediation skills to enable them prevent conflicts and promote peace in their respective communities.

Logo Catholic University of South Sudan. / Catholic University of South Sudan

South Sudanese Prelate Lays Foundation Stone for University, Hails Education as Pivotal

A South Sudanese Prelate has, on the occasion of laying the foundation stone of a campus for the Catholic University of South Sudan over the weekend, hailed education as pivotal in transforming South Sudan into a country whose people acknowledge with mutual respect the “beauty of humanity”

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu with the two Deacons he ordained for the Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan. / ACI Africa

Archbishop in South Sudan Urges Religious, Political Leaders to Work Toward Lasting Peace

The Archbishop of South Sudan’s Juba Archdiocese has, while presiding over the diaconate ordination of two Rumbek Diocese candidates, urged both religious and political leaders in the nine-year-old country to work together for lasting peace through a complete implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS).  

Members of the Society of Daughters of Mary Immaculate (DMI) and the Missionaries of Mary Immaculate (MMI) serving in South Sudan. /

How Catholic Nuns, Priests are Keeping over 10,000 South Sudanese Children in School

It has taken the effort of two Religious Orders ministering in South Sudan to build 26 primary schools, which have kept thousands of children in school in the aftermath of the struggle for independence that left many children orphaned in the nine-year-old East-Central African country.

A poster announcing Saturday's webinar focusing on the youth's role in the peace process in Africa. / Jesuits in Africa and Madagascar (JCAM).

Why Upcoming Jesuit Inaugural Talk Series on Peace is Targeting African Youth

The members of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) in Africa and Madagascar have organized a series of talks, the first of its kind, targeting young people on the continent.

Security Officers at the entrance to the Mary Immaculate Hospital in Mapuordit, South Sudan. /

Comboni Mission Hospital in South Sudan Shuts Down Over Insecurity

Mary Immaculate Hospital in Mapuordit, a mission health facility belonging to the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, has been shut down indefinitely over security threats to its staff and patients, the administration announced.

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.

Daniel Comboni  Secondary School Juba, South Sudan /

“It is an affordable good quality education”: Comboni Missionaries in South Sudan

In a country with high levels of illiteracy, the provision of education by Catholic Church institutions is helping in guaranteeing a future of many young people amid challenges occasioned by the protracted civil conflict, ACI Africa has gathered.