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Bishop Paride Taban

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Why South Sudan Needs Now More Than Ever Leaders like Country’s Celebrated Catholic Bishop

Aug 17, 2022

Today, more than ever before, South Sudan needs more leaders like Bishop Paride Taban, the celebrated Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Torit, to stand up to the poor governance of the East-Central African country.

Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban, Torit diocese, South Sudan taking part in the South Sudan Peace and Reconciliation Marathon in Juba on November 9, 2019 / Egily Hakim

South Sudan’s Peace Marathon Attracts 1,000 Participants, Including 84-Year Retired Bishop

Nov 13, 2019

A day after South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the Vice-President designate Dr. Riek Machar agreed to postpone the formation of a unity government by 100 days, a move that has been welcomed by various groups including Christian leaders, the country’s capital hosted a marathon that attracted some 1,000 participants among them, the 84-year Bishop Emeritus of Torit diocese, Paride Taban.