South Sudan: Bishop Taban issues a message of peace on his birthday
Bishop Paride Taban, South Sudan, Holy Trinity Peace Village, Kuron
The Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Torit, Bishop Paride Taban, celebrated his 80th birthday recently by delivering a message of nonviolence and peace in the midst of a fragile situation facing his country on its fifth anniversary. Bishop Taban, who is also a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Bishop, is mostly known for the Holy Trinity Peace Village (a Pax Christi International Member Organisation) which he founded in Kuron, South Sudan, in 2005.
“Violence should be avoided, violence cannot solve our problems, violence gives birth to more violence and not to peace,” reads part of his message.