Philippe Ouédraogo (cardinal)
Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo
Archbishop of Ouagadougou
|Church||Roman Catholic Church|
|Appointed||13 May 2009|
|Predecessor||Jean-Marie Untaani Compaoré|
|Other post(s)||Cardinal-Priest of Consolatrice al Tiburtino (2014-)|
|Ordination||14 July 1973|
|Consecration||23 November 1996|
by Jean-Marie Untaani Compaoré
|Created cardinal||22 February 2014|
by Pope Francis
|Birth name||Philippe Ouédraogo|
|Born||25 January 1945|
Konéan Burkina Faso
|Motto||"In vinculo Caritatis, annuntiemus Iesum Christum"|
("With bands of love, proclaim Jesus Christ")
|Coat of arms|
Ordination history of
Philippe Nakellentuba Ouedraogo
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
Biography and education
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.
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.
- Lorraine Kalmogho (12 January 2014) Église du Burkina : Mgr Philippe Ouédraogo est devenu Cardinal Burkina24.com. Retrieved 13 January 2014 (in French)
- "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.
- News, CNA Daily. "African cardinal tests positive for coronavirus as pandemic spreads across the continent". www.catholicworldreport.com.