Opinions & Features October 02, 2019 at 01:30 pm

6 famous people you didn’t know are from Guinea

Novieku Babatunde Adeola

Novieku Babatunde Adeola | Staff Writer

Novieku Babatunde Adeola October 02, 2019 at 01:30 pm

October 02, 2019 at 01:30 pm | Opinions & Features

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Robert Sarah

Sarah is a Guinean prelate of the Catholic Church, who was born in Ourous, a known rural community in French Guinea. His love for Christianity pushed him into the Saint Augustine Minor Seminary in Bingerville, Ivory Coast and there did his rise begin.

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Pope Francis with Cardinal Robert Sarah in Rome, September 2018
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A voice for the voiceless, he became a forceful advocate for the defense of traditional Catholic teaching on sexual morality and right to life. A cardinal since 2010 in the Catholic church, he was appointed to serve as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments by Pope Francis on 23 November 2014.

He previously served as secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples under Pope John Paul II, and president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum under Pope Benedict XVI.

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