Kiir condemned shooting of Catholic Bishop in Rumbek

President Salva Kiir Mayardit speaking during National Dialogue conference in Juba

President Salva Kiir has condemned the incident that target bishop elect of the Catholic Diocese of Rumbek. Saying he is dismay the unfortunate incident that involved the Rt. Rev. Christians Carlassare.

Kiir statement came after unidentified gunmen shot and wounded the bishop elect in his residence in Rumbek on Sunday night.

Kiir said such the reprehensible act of violence against bishop is unacceptable and must stop.

He calls upon all South Sudanese to condemn the criminals who carried out this heinous crime in strongest terms as possible.

“To ensure no such act is carried out against the clergy, I call upon authorities in Lake’s state to carry out an expeditious investigation that will lead to lawful apprehension and persecution of the criminals who perpetrates this crime” Said Kiir statement.

Kiir in a written statement said if those who carried out this shameful act intention was to intimidate the church, they are mistaken.

He said the Catholic faithful bishop elect, Christian Carlassare was chosen to lead and authorities in Lake’s state will stand by him and they will not allow action of few criminals to affect the plans ecclesiastical authority.

Kiir pray for God to strengthen the Rt. Rev. Carlassare faith in serving people so that he can come back to his flock with renewed determination to serve the faithful in the diocese. Kiir wish the bishop a speedy recovery.

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