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Latest stories: Cardinal Robert Sarah

Cardinal Robert Sarah celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Sept. 28, 2019. Evandro Inetti/CNA

In New Book, Vatican-based Guinean Cardinal Calls Catholic Priests to Spiritual Renewal

‘If priests, if society look to God, then I think things will change,’ he said.

Robert Cardinal Sarah, prefect-emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in Rome on Nov. 25, 2014. / Paul Badde.

Guinea Government Needs to “radically change”, Vatican-based Cardinal Says

The West African Republic of Guinea that is currently under military leadership following a coup earlier this month needs to “radically change”, a Vatican-based Cardinal has said in a recent letter.

Surgeon Domenico Veneziano with Cardinal Robert Sarah. Courtesy photo.

"I could feel his holiness": Surgeon Who Operated on Vatican-based Guinean Cardinal

Domenico Veneziano described the cardinal as “a very cultured and profound person.”

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in Rome on Nov. 25, 2014. Paul Badde.

UPDATE: Surgeon Provides Details on Cardinal Sarah's Robot-assisted Surgery

The 76-year-old cardinal's urological surgery was performed with the help of the da Vinci robot.

Cardinal Robert Sarah offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for his 50th anniversary of priesthood in 2019. / Credit: Evandro Inetti/CNA.

African Cardinal Asks Pope Francis to Reinstate Individual Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica

Robert Cardinal Sarah has asked Pope Francis to reinstate the celebration of private Masses at the side altars in St. Peter’s Basilica, after individual Masses were suspended earlier this month in favor of concelebration.

Pope Francis addresses participants in the plenary assembly of the Congregation for Divine Worship in the auletta of the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, Feb. 14, 2019. / Vatican Media.

Visitation at Vatican’s Liturgy Office Before Cardinal Sarah’s Successor Announced

An Italian bishop is carrying out a visitation at the Vatican’s liturgy office less than a month after Cardinal Robert Sarah resigned as prefect.

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in Rome on Nov. 25, 2014. / Paul Badde.

Cardinal Sarah Says He Has "never opposed the pope" in First Interview Since Stepping Down

Cardinal Robert Sarah said on Wednesday that claims that he and Pope Francis are enemies were false, in his first interview since stepping down from his Vatican post.

Cardinal Robert Sarah. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Pope Francis Accepts Robert Cardinal Sarah's Resignation from Divine Worship Congregation

Pope Francis on Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Robert Sarah as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in Rome on Nov. 25, 2014. Credit: Paul Badde.

Vatican Permits Priests to Say up to four Masses on Christmas Day

The Vatican’s liturgy congregation will permit priests to say up to four Masses on Christmas Day, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God on Jan. 1, and Epiphany to accommodate more worshippers amid the pandemic.

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, at the Vatican, Feb. 10, 2015. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Cardinal Sarah Remains Head of Vatican Liturgy Department after 75th Birthday

Cardinal Robert Sarah said Wednesday he would continue to serve as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship beyond his 75th birthday.

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA

Updated: Cardinal Sarah says he did not sign letter claiming coronavirus exploited for one-world government

The prefect of the Church’s dicastery for liturgy and sacraments is listed among the signers of an open letter that says the coronavirus pandemic has been exaggerated to foster widespread social panic and undercut freedom, as a preparation for the establishment of a one-world government.

Cardinal Robert Sarah. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Coronavirus Victims Have 'inalienable right' to Priests' Help, Says Cardinal Sarah

In the coronavirus pandemic, the sick and dying cannot be denied the sacramental assistance of a priest, Cardinal Robert Sarah said in an interview published Thursday.

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Credit: Bohumil Petrik/CNA

'No misunderstanding': Cardinal Sarah Meets Pope Emeritus "to discuss book controversy"

Cardinal Robert Sarah has met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to discuss the controversy following around their recently-published book "From the Depths of Our Hearts.”

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Benedict XVI, Cardinal Sarah Pen Book on Priesthood, Celibacy, Crisis

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, have co-authored a book on the crisis in the Church and on priestly ministry.

Cardinal Robert Sarah. CNA file photo.

Cardinal Sarah: Ideological Push in Amazon Synod an 'insult to God'

The push by some Westerners to use the Vatican’s Amazon synod to advance their personal agendas is an insult to God and his plan for the Church, Cardinal Robert Sarah said in an interview published this week.

Cardinal Robert Sarah celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica Sept. 28, 2019. Credit: Evandro Inetti/CNA

Cardinal Sarah Reflects on Priesthood as He Marks 50 Years as Priest, 40 Years as Bishop

Cardinal Robert Sarah reflected on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the meaning of the priesthood in a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Saturday marking his 50th ordination anniversary.