An Italian priest identified as Fr Christian Carlassare has been shot and injured by unknown gunmen, Catholic church authorities have said.
It was gathered that Carlassare was attacked at his house on Sunday night.
“He is currently receiving treatment at a hospital in Rumbek [central South Sudan]. The armed men targeted him, they knocked his door and started shooting at the door until they broke it. They shot him three bullets, two on one leg and the other one on another leg. He is now in stable condition as doctors have controlled the heavy bleeding,” Fr. Andrea Osman, a Diocesan priest who also survived the incident told the Nairobi-based Association for Catholic Information in Africa.
Fr Andrea disclosed that the arrangements were underway to airlift the Bishop-elect to Nairobi for further treatment.
However, the motive of the incident remains unknown.