Philippe Ouédraogo (cardinal)

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His Eminence
Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo
Cardinal Archbishop of Ouagadougou
Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese Ouagadougou
Installed 2009
Predecessor Jean-Marie Untaani Compaoré
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Consolatrice al Tiburtino (since 2014)
Ordination 14 July 1973
Consecration 23 November 1996
Created Cardinal 22 February 2014
by Pope Francis
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1945-01-25)January 25, 1945
Konéan Burkina Faso
Nationality Burkinabè
Motto In vinculo Caritatis, annuntiemus Iesum Christum
Coat of arms

Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo (born 31 December 1945) is a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church from Burkina Faso. He is the archbishop of Ouagadougou.

He was born on 31 December 1945 in Konéan. He was ordained a priest in the diocese of Kaya in 1973.[1]

He received his primary education at École Publique, Kaya, 1952 to 1959; secondary studies at Petit Séminaire de Pabré, Ouagadougou, 1959 to 1967. He then attended the Grand Séminaire Régional de Koumi, Bobo-Diulasso, where he studied philosophy and theology from 1967 to 1973. He was sent to Rome to the Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome, 1979 to 1983, where he obtained a doctorate in canon law. After finishing his studies, he returned to Kaya.

He was appointed bishop of Ouahigouya on 5 July 1996 and consecrated a bishop on 23 November 1996 by Jean-Marie Untaani Compaoré, Archbishop of Ouagadougou. He has been archbishop of Ouagadougou since 13 May 2009.

Pope Francis made him a cardinal on 22 February 2014 and assigned to him the titular church of Santa Maria Consolatrice al Tiburtino.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lorraine Kalmogho (12 January 2014) Église du Burkina : Mgr Philippe Ouédraogo est devenu Cardinal Retrieved 13 January 2014 (French)
  2. ^ "Titular and Diaconate Churches of the new cardinals". Vatican Information Service. February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Jean-Marie Untaani Compaoré
Archbishop of Ouagadougou