Gabriel Zubeir Wako

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Gabriel Zubeir Wako
Cardinal, Archbishop of Khartoum
Archdiocese Khartoum
Appointed 30 October 1979
Installed 10 October 1981
Predecessor Agostino Baroni
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of Sant’Atanasio a Via Tiburtina
Ordination 21 July 1963
by Ireneus Wien Dud
Consecration 6 April 1975
by Agnelo Rossi
Created Cardinal 21 October 2003
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1941-02-27) 27 February 1941 (age 74)
Mboro, Sudan
Nationality Sudanese
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post Bishop of Wau (1974 - 1979)
Styles of
Gabriel Zubeir Wako
External Ornaments of a Cardinal Bishop.svg
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Khartoum

Gabriel Zubeir Wako (born 27 February 1941) is the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Khartoum, Sudan.[1][2] 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.[3][4]

He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2013 papal conclave that selected Pope Francis.