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"
("With bands of Love, Proclaim Jesus Christ")
Coat of arms
Styles of
Philippe Nakellentuba Ouedraogo
Coat of arms of Philippe Ouédraogo.svg
Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal

Philippe Nakellentuba Ouédraogo[pronunciation?] (born 25 January 1945) is a cardinal of the Roman 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. He will retain membership until his 80th birthday.

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. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Marius Ouedraogo
Bishop of Ouahigouya
Succeeded by
Justin Kientaga
Preceded by
Jean-Marie Untaani Compaoré
Archbishop of Ouagadougou
Preceded by
Ricardo Maria Carles Gordo
Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria Consolatrice al Tiburtino