Bishop Paride Taban, the first Catholic Bishop of Torit Diocese in South Sudan, has passed on Wednesday, November 1, the Solemnity of All Saints. He was aged 87.
Bishop Taban died in Nairobi, Kenya after a protracted illness, members of the Sudan Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SCBC) have announced in a statement.
“He has been unwell for sometime and the Good Shepherd called him on the Solemnity of All the Saints,” SCBC members, who include Catholic Bishops in Sudan and South Sudan say.
They add, “The news is sudden and you will be updated with upcoming arrangements.”