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South Sudan: Ambush by Italian missionary and bishop, wounded – Africa


Fr Christian Carlassare, an Italian missionary and elected bishop of Rumbek diocese, in South Sudan, was wounded by two armed men; it is in stable condition. This was reported by the pontificate of Aid to the Church in Need.

Originally from Schio (Vicenza), he is the youngest Italian bishop. “During the night we learned of the attack on the newly elected bishop of Rumbek diocese, Fr Cristian Carlassare. Missionary Comboni was immediately taken to hospital in Juba,” the agency reports. Fides.

The pope “was informed of the attack on Father Christian Carlassare and prayed for him”. Vatican press office director Matteo Bruni reports to ANSA. Pope Francis himself in March chose the young missionary Comboni as bishop for the diocese of Rumbek.

“Father Cristian was beaten, with the nun who was with him, then they shot him four times in the leg. According to the first news, the attack was planned to scare him so that he would not be holy. to be a bishop “. In fact, in the next few days, the diocese of Rumbek will be canonized to missionary Comboni (the youngest of all Italians at 43 years old) of the diocese of Rumbek. 2011 Cesare Mazzolari is still empty. “During the night we learned of the attack on the newly elected bishop of Rumbek diocese, Fr Cristian Carlassare. Missionary Comboni was immediately taken to hospital in Juba,” the agency reports. Fides. “Father Cristian was beaten, with the nun at the same time, then they shot him four shots in the leg. According to the first news, the attack was planned to scare him so that he would not be consecrated. bishop “. In fact, in the next few days, the diocese of Rumbek will be canonized to missionary Comboni (the youngest of all Italians at 43 years old) of Rumbek diocese. Cesare Mazzolari 2011 is still left blank.

Prayer not too much for me, but for the people of Rumbek, who suffer even more than me“This was stated by Father Christian Carlassare, bishop of Rumbek and a wounded Comboni missionary today in South Sudan, in a statement reported by the Nigrizia website. looked after him in the hospital in Rumbek, but he lost a lot of blood and will soon be transferred to the capital Juba and then to Nairobi, where he will be given a blood transfusion. have phoned the family directly to notify them “. Members of Rumbek, a Dinka-dominated diocese born in 1975, one of the largest ethnic groups in the country, welcomed Father Christian on April 16. “But perhaps – Nigrizia commented. – someone who disliked that a young man who came from afar and had worked for fifteen years with another major ethnic group in the country, the Nuer, was correctly chosen to lead the diocese.“.

With great sadness, the missionary Dicastery learned of the attack on the newly elected bishop of Rumbek. (South Sudan) at the hands of two armed men. I want to assure Msgr. Christian Carlassare, my closeness in this moment of ordeal and constant support in prayer for a speedy recovery “: this is how Bishop Protase Rugambwa, Secretary of the Congregation for the Mission to Peoples, said in a message to the bishop, injured in the leg and currently being referred to a hospital in Nairobi (Kenya) for appropriate medical treatment, demonstrates the closeness and solidarity of the Holy See. Fides wrote it.



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