Fr. Raymond J. de Souza: Cardinal Robert Sarah, an Authentic Spiritual Guide

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Cardinal Robert Sarah meets with Pope Benedict XVI on March 11, 2011, in Vatican City. (photo: Vatican Media)

COMMENTARY: While the cardinal’s retirement concludes one of the most remarkable assignments of any Curial official, his contributions as a prophetic spiritual father will continue.

Father Raymond J. de Souza, EWTN News, February 24, 2021

Father Raymond J. de Souza Father Raymond J. de Souza is the founding editor of Convivium magazine.


Father Raymond J. de SouzaAt age 75 and in evident good health, Cardinal Robert Sarah likely has many fruitful years ahead of him, but his retirement as prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments concludes one of the most remarkable series of assignments of any prelate in the Church.

Cardinal Sarah, ordained in 1969, belongs to the first-generation fruit of early missionary activity in Africa. He fondly recalls how the example of the missionary priests in his village awakened in him a love for prayer and an esteem for the priesthood. He was among the first native-born priests in his native Guinea. …

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