Attackers shoot Italian bishop-elect in his home in South Sudan
(RNS) — An Italian Roman Catholic priest sent two months ago to lead the Diocese of Rumbek, in South Sudan, was seriously injured Monday (April 26) by gunmen who stormed the priest’s residence and fired at least 13 bullets.
The attack on the Rev. Christian Carlassare sent shock waves through the Christian community in South Sudan and highlighted the risks clergy assume in serving in the conflict-ridden East African nation.
The missionary was airlifted from Rumbek to a hospital in…