South Sudanese bishop forgives his attackers
In the first statements, Bishop Carlassare said he forgives his attackers and asked for prayers for South Sudan.
Bishop Christian Carlassare was transported to hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, and is recovering from gunshot wounds inflicted on his legs by two armed men who attacked him last night. While the Minister of Information and Communication, William Kocji Kerjok, condemned the attack, the police have arrested 24 people suspected of having to do with the attack in the capital of the Lakes State, Rumbek.
In the first statements, Bishop Carlassare said he forgives his attackers and asked for prayers for South Sudan: “I know that people are suffering more than me right now for what happened. Rumbek deserves a lot better than this. So I forgive with all my heart whoever did this to me”. Recalling the ambush and the encounter with the attackers, Carlassare said: “I tried to talk to them, but they cocked the gun and shot me in the leg. Then they fled. They were not here to steal or kill me because they would have killed me easily”.