- May 15, 2021
Bishop Christian Carlassare of Rumbek, who was shot Sunday night after just two months on the job, has said he is not intimidated by the attack and intends to return as soon as possible to be with his people.
Nearly two months after being tapped as the new leader of the Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, Bishop Christian Carlassare was attacked and shot by unidentified gunmen Sunday night, and is recovering.
A missionary set to become one of the Catholic Church’s youngest bishops in one of the world who was just appointed to South Sudan said his main inspiration as a missionary is Saint Josephine Bakhita, a former slave in Sudan who became a nun and serves as an inspiration for millions.
With COVID-19 contagions climbing in several countries around the world, an Italian NGO with ties to the Catholic Church has implemented projects for the mass production of masks to help the most vulnerable populations.
Their convent is surrounded on three sides by the Israeli separation wall, but the Comboni Sisters told visiting bishops they are trying to build bridges of peace rather than walls.
One month after a major pan-African summit wrapped up in Nigeria, Ugandan missionary priest Father Ruffino Ezama is seeking to see if its commitments can be translated into a North American context.
Africa has long lagged behind the United States, Europe and Australia in confronting the problem of priests having sex with children, given the church’s priorities here have focused on fighting poverty, conflict and traffickers who sell children off to war or work.
Monday morning brought about as clear a visual depiction of the Church as the “People of God” as you’re ever likely to witness in a Vatican setting as part of the opening of Pope Francis’s Oct. 6-27 Synod of Bishops on the Amazon.