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Bishop shot in South Sudan says he is not intimidated

(Crux News) Bishop Christian Carlassare of Rumbek, who was shot Sunday night after just two months on the job, has said he is not intimidated by the attack and intends to return as soon as possible to be with his people.

In comments to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera the day after he was shot, Carlassare spoke of the attack, saying, “If they wanted to intimidate me, they got the opposite effect.”

Carlassare, an Italian Comboni missionary who was appointed to Rumbek just two months ago, was shot the night between April 25 and 26, just after midnight, when two armed men broke into the bishop’s house and shot him in the legs.

He survived the assault but suffered significant blood loss and as a result was transferred to a hospital in Nairobi for a transfusion.