Paride Taban

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Paride Taban (born 1936) is a South Sudanese Emeritus Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church and is co-founder of the New Sudan Council of Churches.[1]


Taban was Catholic bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Torit in southern Sudan from 1983 until 2004.[1] Since his retirement from the diocese, he has been leading an effort to make peace in Sudan real by setting up the Kuron Peace Village, established in 2005.[1] Before becoming bishop of Torit, Taban was titular bishop of Tadamata from 1980 to 1983.[2] He was ordained May 24, 1964.[2] He won the 2013 Sergio Vieira de Mello Prize for his work at the Holy Trinity Peace Village in Kuron.[3]


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