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President Kiir mourns Bishop Paride demise

President Kiir mourns Bishop Paride demise
President Salva Kiir Mayardit shakes hands with Emeritus Bishop Paride Taban | Credit | Office of the President Unit

While sending his condolence message, President Salva Kiir Mayardit has called on the people of South Sudan to keep the legacy of Emeritus Bishop Paride Taban alive.

The Catholic Bishops and the Catholic Church in South Sudan and Sudan announced the death of Bishop Paride Taban on Wednesday this week.

“As we mourn him, let us remember the courage he demonstrated during his time in the defense of the voiceless as his legacy in the field for advocacy of peace,” Kiir said.

“While his departure has left a void in our mindset, we are all comforted that Bishop Paride has left a long-lasting legacy in the areas of peace advocacy that our young people can emulate,” he continued.

Kirr says the Kuron Peace Village Paride established will continue to achieve his vision of a society without tribalism.

“On behalf of the people of South Sudan, I offer my condolences to the Diocese of Torit, the entire catholic faithful in South Sudan and across the globe and to everyone who was touched by his pastoral work during his long service,” he condoled.

Bishop Emeritus Paride Taban died in Nairobi at the age of 87.