- May 10, 2021
After the shooting of South Sudan’s newest bishop last week, tribalism is said to be the primary motive, yet two veteran Africa observers disagree on just how much that was a factor.
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.
The Philippines in most respects are a raging Catholic success story, and a country absolutely vital to Catholic fortunes in the 21st century – probably more so, however much it may hurt for Americans to hear it, than the United States.
A longtime missionary in Hong Kong and a personal friend to several of the pro-democracy activists who received jail sentences last week for their vocal opposition to the city’s new national security law, has praised them as courageous witnesses in the face of oppression.
In honor of Saint Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s embassy to the Holy See highlighted the significant and historic role that missionaries from the island have played and are playing in service of those most in need on a daily basis.
On the 40th anniversary of the murder of four American missionaries in El Salvador, Vatican officials, including Pope Francis, have praised the women as martyrs and models of evangelization and of God’s preferential love for the poor and needy.
Lionel Messi knows something about children needing help, since he was once forced to emigrate to Spain as a child to receive medical treatment that would allow him to become a professional soccer player.