Bishop of the Diocese of Rumbek in South Sudan, His Lordship Christian Carlassare, together with 94 young people, three Priests , three sisters, and a Religious brother have entered day two of a week-long Diocesan walk for peace doing 27km on foot from Rumbek to Abiriu.
The pilgrimage commenced with the gathering of some 71 young people in Rumbek on Saturday, January 6 expected to walk from Rumbek to Tonj in 14 days under the theme: “Be Seeds of Hope”.
The group of pilgrims have been reflecting on Pope Francis’ message during his visit to the African Country last year.
“It is for peace that we are called to work. Jesus wants us to be peacemakers (Matthew 5:9).
Let us work together, brothers and sisters, to create the unity among ourselves as Christians and to bring the message of peace to society. ”
The Diocese of Rumbek in December last year called on all Parishes in Rumbek to prepare for what has been described as the pilgrim of peace in the New Year of January 2024.
The fourteenth-day days’ peace pilgrim started on 6th January 2024 from the eastern deanery. It is expected to end in the Western Deanery at Tonj Sacred Heart Parish.
Earlier last year, members of the Rumbek Diocese walked hundreds of kilometers to attend Pope Francis’s ecumenical prayers in Juba.