Posts Tagged ‘South Sudan priest shooting’

Episcopal ordination of shot bishop-elect postponed to 2022

Monday, November 8th, 2021

The apostolic nuncio to South Sudan has announced the postponement of the episcopal ordination of a Catholic bishop-elect who is recovering from gunshot wounds. Bishop-elect Christian Carlassare was due to be consecrated as bishop of Rumbek, central South Sudan, on May 23, Pentecost Sunday. But the episcopal ordination was postponed after he was shot in Read more

Priests arrested after bishop-designate is shot

Monday, May 10th, 2021

Three priests are among 12 people arrested for their possible involvement after the Italian-born bishop-designate of Rumbek, South Sudan, was shot and wounded on 26 April. Lay members of the local church community were also detained. Fr Christian Carlassare, a 43-year-old Comboni missionary, has forgiven his attackers, and said: “It is a very sad story, Read more

South Sudan bishop-elect shot

Thursday, April 29th, 2021
South Sudan Bishop-elect

Pope Francis is praying for the Bishop-elect of Rumbek Catholic Diocese in South Sudan, who was wounded in an attack at his residence on Sunday night. While the motive for the shooting is not clear, some have suggested that the attack may have been a warning for the Catholic Church to keep out of the Read more