Gabriel Zubeir Wako
Gabriel Zubeir Wako (born 27 February 1941) is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Khartoum, Sudan. Born in Mboro, Sudan, he was ordained a priest on 21 July 1963. He was appointed Bishop of Wau in 1974, and Archbishop of Khartoum in 1981. Zubeir Wako was proclaimed a Cardinal-Priest of Sant'Atanasio a Via Tiburtina by Pope John Paul II on 21 October 2003. He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI.
Cardinal Zubeir Wako escaped an assassination attempt by a member of the predominantly Muslim Messiria tribe when celebrating Sunday Mass on 10 October 2010.
He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2013 papal conclave that selected Pope Francis.