Théodore-Adrien Sarr

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His Eminence
Théodore-Adrien Sarr
Archbishop of Dakar
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Archdiocese Dakar
See Dakar
Appointed 2 June 2000
Predecessor Hyacinthe Thiandoum
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of Santa Lucia a Piazza d’Armi
Orders
Ordination 28 May 1964
by Hyacinthe Thiandoum
Consecration 24 November 1974
by Hyacinthe Thiandoum
Created Cardinal 24 November 2007
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Born (1936-11-28) 28 November 1936 (age 77)
Fadiouth, Senegal
Nationality Senegalese
Denomination Roman Catholic
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Théodore-Adrien Sarr (born 28 November 1936[1]) is a Senegalese cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as Archbishop of Dakar, having previously served as Bishop of Kaolack from 1974 to 2000, and was elevated to the cardinalate in 2007.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life and ordination[edit]

Théodore-Adrien Sarr was born in Fadiouth to Rôg[1] (baptised Edouard[1] or Roger) and Louise (maiden name : Louise Diakher Diouf) Sarr,[1] as one of seven children [2] (including two sons and four daughters)[clarification needed]. He was born to a Serer family and have many families members in the Gambia.[3] He completed his secondary studies at the minor seminary in Hann, from where he received a baccalaureate. Sarr then studied philosophy and theology at the Major Seminary of Sébikhotane and the University of Dakar.[1][2]

He was ordained to the priesthood by Archbishop Hyacinthe Thiandoum on 28 May 1964, and furthered his studies at the University of Dakar, from where he obtained his licentiate in the classical languages of Latin and Greek.[1][2]

Pastoral work[edit]

Sarr then did pastoral work at the parish of Saint-Thérèse in Dakar, as assistant to the groups of Catholic Action.[4] He also served as a professor at the Minor Seminary of N'Gasobil, later as its superior from 1970 to 1974.[4]

Bishop[edit]

On 1 July 1974, Sarr was appointed the second Bishop of Kaolack by Pope Paul VI. He received his episcopal consecration on the following 24 November from Archbishop Thiandoum, with Bishops Théophile Cadoux, MSC, and Augustin Sagna serving as co-consecrators, in an open-air ceremony at the grand square of Collège Pie XII in Kaolack. Bishop Sarr was later named the third Archbishop of Dakar on 2 June 2000.[1][2]

In addition to his duties as Archbishop, he also serves as President of the Episcopal Conference of Senegal, Mauritania, Cape Verde, and Guinea-Bissau, and the first Vice-President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar.[4]

Cardinal[edit]

Pope Benedict XVI created him Cardinal-Priest of S. Lucia a Piazza d'Armi in the consistory of 24 November 2007. Cardinal Sarr will be eligible to participate in any future papal conclaves until he reaches the age of eighty on 28 November 2016. On 17 January 2009 he was appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for Culture by Pope Benedict.[5][6]

Views[edit]

Abortion[edit]

Abortion, the Cardinal declared, is not a practice to encourage. He noted how the synod fathers have affirmed that life must be respected from its beginning to its natural end. He further stated that pastoral ministers in Africa must seek to help women with difficult pregnancies, and that there is an out to difficult maternity that is not abortion.[7]

HIV/AIDS and condoms[edit]

In 2009, Cardinal Sarr defended the Pope over a controversy on the refusal to give any kind of approval to condoms in the fight against AIDS.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h (French) Benoist, Joseph-Roger de, Histoire de l'Eglise catholique au Sénégal du milieu du XVe siècle à l'aube du troisième millénaire", KARTHALA Editions (2008), p 511-16, ISBN 2811141774 [1] (Retrieved : 16 July 2012)
  2. ^ a b c d (English) All Africa : "Professional Information" of Théodore-Adrien Sarr (in) All Africa (Retrieved : 16 July 2012)
  3. ^ (English) Mwakikagile, Godfrey, "The Gambia and Its People: Ethnic Identities and Cultural Integration in Africa", p 137, ISBN 9987160239
  4. ^ a b c Sarr, Théodore-Adrien [in] EWTN (The College of Cardinals) (Retrieved : 16 July 2012)
  5. ^ (English) Catholic Culture.org "The Chosen" (Retrieved : 16 July 2012)
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ Anti-life ideology decried as rule of world
  8. ^ Cardinal stunned at media manipulation of Pope's comments

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Preceded by
Théophile Cadoux MSC
Bishop of Kaolack
1974–2000
Succeeded by
Benjamin Ndiaye
Preceded by
Hyacinthe Thiandoum
Archbishop of Dakar
2000–present
Incumbent