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Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban (worldcath2013)

Name: Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban

Born: 1936, Eastern Equatoria, South Sudan

Background

A native of Opari, in Eastern Equatoria, Bishop Paride Taban was born in 1936. He was reportedly ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1964, and in January 1980, appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Juba.

In 1999 Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban started a Holy Trinity Peace Village in Kuron, South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state. The project, which initially started as a demonstration farm at the height of the north-south Sudan civil war, expanded in 2004, becoming a village where people from different tribes, nations and religions live and work together to promote peace and development in surrounding villages.

In 1983 Taban became the first Bishop of the then newly-established Diocese of Torit, the provincial capital of Eastern Equatoria state. He retired from archdiocesan administration in February 2004, and became Bishop Emeritus.

In February 2013 the United Nations named the South Sudanese bishop winner of the 2013 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize in recognition for his efforts in promoting peace in communities within the young nation.

The UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon is due to present Bishop Taban with his the award at a ceremony scheduled for 1 March in Geneva, Switzerland. He will receive 5,000 Swiss francs (about $5,500) in prize money.

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