Philippe Ouédraogo (cardinal)

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Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo
Archbishop of Ouagadougou
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ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Appointed13 May 2009
PredecessorJean-Marie Untaani Compaoré
Other post(s)Cardinal-Priest of Consolatrice al Tiburtino (2014-)
Ordination14 July 1973
Consecration23 November 1996
by Jean-Marie Untaani Compaoré
Created cardinal22 February 2014
by Pope Francis
Personal details
Philippe Ouédraogo

(1945-01-25) 25 January 1945 (age 78)
Previous post(s)
  • Bishop of Ouahigouya (1996-2009)
  • President of the Episcopal Conference of Burkina Faso and Niger (2001-2007)
Motto"In vinculo Caritatis, annuntiemus Iesum Christum"
("With bands of love, proclaim Jesus Christ")
Coat of armsPhilippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo's coat of arms
Ordination history of
Philippe Ouédraogo
Priestly ordination
Date14 July 1973
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorJean Marie Untaani Compaore
Co-consecratorsLeon-Raymond Soulier
Constantin Guirma
Date13 November 1996
Elevated byPope Francis
Date22 February 2014
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Philippe Ouédraogo as principal consecrator
Joachim Ouédraogo19 March 2005
Justin Kientaga29 May 2010
Médard Léopold Ouédraogo11 August 2012
Styles of
Philippe Nakellentuba Ouedraogo
Coat of arms of Philippe Ouédraogo.svg
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal

Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo[pronunciation?] (born 25 January 1945) is a cardinal of the Catholic Church from Burkina Faso. He is the archbishop of Ouagadougou.

Biography and education[edit]

He was born on 25 January 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 Urbaniana 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 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]

He was appointed a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Congregation for Evangelization of Peoples, and Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue. Cardinal Ouedraogo was diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 30, 2020 but has recovered from the virus since.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Lorraine Kalmogho (12 January 2014) Église du Burkina : Mgr Philippe Ouédraogo est devenu Cardinal Retrieved 13 January 2014 (in French)
  2. ^ "Titular and Diaconate Churches of the new cardinals". Vatican Information Service. February 22, 2014. Archived from the original on March 1, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  3. ^ News, CNA Daily. "African cardinal tests positive for coronavirus as pandemic spreads across the continent". {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by Bishop of Ouahigouya
5 July 1996–13 May 2009
Succeeded by
Preceded by Archbishop of Ouagadougou
13 May 2009–present
Preceded by Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria Consolatrice al Tiburtino
22 February 2014–present