He traveled to Rumbek diocese April 15, following a retreat in South Sudan’s capital, Juba.
His episcopal ordination, scheduled for Pentecost Sunday, May 23, has been postponed.
In the video, Carlassare criticized some media coverage of the shooting.
“I read titles such as ‘Rumbek shot the bishop,’ or internationally, ‘South Sudan shot the bishop.’ Such a shame,” he said.
“It is not the people of South Sudan who shot me. It is not the Dinkas who shot me, neither the Agar,” he said, referring to communities in South Sudan.
He described the perpetrators as “a group of few people” lacking “human values.” He said that they were “a shame for their community.”
He added: “Rumbek does not beat and kill priests as it happened a few years ago; Rumbek does not mistreat religious brothers or sisters. Rumbek does not abuse any person. This is what we want from Rumbek. The opposite should never happen again.”
Carlassare invited “community leaders and local chiefs to spot out violent members of their community and apply the customary laws, which do not tolerate violence, especially when it can be avoided.”
“Do not allow violent members to hold all the community hostage. Dinka culture has no room for violence. Violence is not part of any culture in the world,” he said.
He thanked “all Christians around the world that have been praying for me and are giving me so much courage and trust in the Lord,” as well as the bishops of South Sudan and Sudan.
“I’m grateful for the sincere commitment of the government, from the Presidency to the authorities at the local level, to uphold the truth and take legal actions to correct the evil that has happened in Rumbek so that it may never happen again,” he said.
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He told ACI Africa that the messages of solidarity had provided solace as he recovers from the attack.
“It has been a painful week because my legs have been in pain almost all the time. I went through three surgeries,” he said, noting that it was also “a week in which I experienced the closeness of many people, especially the doctors, but also many South Sudanese and friends from all over the world that sent their sympathies and solidarity.”
He said that the secret of adapting to life in hospital “has been the Lord that has been present through the time I have been on this bed, to pray and to feel his presence; I realized that my life is in his hands, and whatever I will do in the future will be for his good and this mission.”
“I accept also to live at this time in this bed, to wait, to be patient, to accept that healing takes time, both the healing of the body and also the healing of the heart,” he said.
Carlassare urged Catholics in Rumbek not to see the postponement of his episcopal consecration as an “abandonment,” but to regard it instead as “a time of preparation,” lived with hope, “looking at the Lord to understand the journey that He's asking us to walk through.”
“Certainly, we will be reunited and we will be reunited with purpose, without the confusion or doubt or fear that had been there the last weeks,” he said.