Cardinal Robert Sarah

 

Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship. He will give us a conference on the theme: "Adoration: a priority in order to live a true mercy," and will celebrate the closing Mass of the Congress.

 

Cardinal Robert Sarah was born on June 15, 1945 in Ourouss (Guinea). He was ordained priest on July 20, 1969, ten years later, August 13, 1979 he was appointed by John Paul II Archbishop of Conakry when he was only 34 years old. In 2001, he was called to the Curia as secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. On November 20, 2010, he was made cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI. On October 7, 2010, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him president of the pontifical council Cor Unum, which deals with all matters related to charitable activities. On September 9, 2014 he was appointed by Pope Francis synod father for the third extraordinary general meeting of the Synod of Bishops on the family from 5th to 19th October as president of the pontifical council Cor Unum. On September 12, 2014, he was named by Pope Francis member of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

 

The pope appointed him prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on November 24, 2014.

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