By Paschal Norbert
When Africa’s youngest nation, the Republic of South Sudan, was born in 2011, after voting in a referendum to secede from the Arab-dominated Sudan in the North, the Holy See supported their quest for self-realization. Interestingly, three years later on February 22, 2013, the Holy See and the Republic of South Sudan established diplomatic relations at the level of Apostolic Nunciature with a residence in Nairobi, Kenya.
As a result, Archbishop Charles Daniel Balvo was appointed as the first Apostolic Nuncio to South Sudan. With these newfound diplomatic relations, Monsignor Mark Kadima’s path to becoming a bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Bungoma was nigh.
From the year 1999, Monsignor Kadima joined the Pontifical Ecclesiastical
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