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Latest stories: Rumbek Diocese

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

Apr 20, 2021

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

Mar 29, 2021

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"

Mar 8, 2021

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

Feb 11, 2021

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

Oct 5, 2020

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

Oct 4, 2020

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

Aug 25, 2020

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

Jul 16, 2020

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

Jul 5, 2020

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

Feb 22, 2020

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

Jan 23, 2020

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.