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Justin Badi Arama

Justin Badi Arama (born Maridi, 1964) is a South Sudanese Anglican bishop. He has been Bishop of the Diocese of Maridi since 2001, and was elected Archbishop and Primate of the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan on 20 January 2018. His enthronement took place on 22 April 2018. He is married to Modi Joyce since 1984, and they have four children, two male and two female.


Justin Badi Arama
Bishop of Maridi
ChurchProvince of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan
Orders
Ordination1995
Consecration2001
by Joseph Marona
Personal details
Born1964
Maridi, Sudan

Early life and ecclesiastical careerEdit

He was confirmed in the Anglican faith at 16 years old, and his father at the occasion gave him three gifts, a Bible, a pen and a hoe. He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1995. He has served as cathedral dean, archdeacon and diocesan secretary, before being elected the second bishop of the Diocese of Maridi in 2001.

He was elected Archbishop and Primate of the Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan at the House of Bishops meeting at All Saints Cathedral, Juba, on 20 January 2018. He won narrowly the election against Abraham Yel Nhial, Bishop of the Diocese of Aweil, with 80 votes against 79, for a ten years term. The election was approved by the House of Bishops, with his enthronement taking place on 22 April 2018, at All Saints Cathedral, in Juba.[1][2][3]

He was registered to attend GAFCON III, which took place in Jerusalem, from 17-22 June 2018, but wasn't able to get a visa.[4] He did however attend G19, the additional conference that took place in Dubai, from 25 February to 1 March 2019, for those weren't able to come to the previous years meeting.[5]

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