AFRICA/SOUTH SUDAN – A new beginning for the Catholic Church: Father Christian Carlassare is ordained bishop in Rumbek
Rumbek (Agenzia Fid he was ordained bishop today, March 25. The episcopal consecration ceremony, which was to take place in May 2021, had to be postponed due to the long rehabilitation therapy that the Comboni Missionary had to undergo. Episcopal ordination today is therefore a kind of personal rebirth and a new beginning for the diocese and for the entire Catholic Church in South Sudan, which has been hit hard by this tragic event.
On the sidelines of a meeting with the Pope on the eve of the episcopal ordination, on March 14, 2022, Bishop Carlassare, the youngest of the Italian bishops (44 years old), told Fides: “I am starting again with calm and confidence. the serious fears were the innermost ones: we Italians, Westerners, are perhaps not used to these situations of uncertainty and precariousness. It is important to have confidence, because only in this way can fears not prevail and exercise their power that blocks a person and does not move you forward” (…)