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Cardinal Robert Sarah offers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica for his 50th anniversary of priesthood in 2019.

Cardinal Sarah asks Pope Francis to reinstate individual Masses at St. Peter’s Basilica

Cardinal Robert Sarah has asked Pope Francis to reinstate the celebration of private Masses at the side altars in St.... Read more

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

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... Read more

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Pope Francis accepts Cardinal Robert 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... Read more

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Vatican’s liturgy congregation stresses importance of Sunday of the Word of God

The Vatican’s liturgy congregation issued a note Saturday encouraging Catholic parishes around the world to celebrate the Sunday of the... Read more

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

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,... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, offers Mass in the London Oratory, July 6, 2016.

Full text: Cardinal Sarah - 'Let us return to the Eucharist with joy'

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s dicastery for liturgy and sacraments, sent a letter to bishops around the world,... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, at the Vatican, Feb. 10, 2015.

Cardinal Sarah: ‘We must return to the Eucharist’

In a letter to the leaders of the world’s episcopal conferences, the head of the Vatican’s office for worship and... Read more

Pope Francis on Pentecost, June 8, 2020.

Pope Francis adds three titles to Catholic litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Pope Francis has approved the inclusion of three additional invocations in the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, also called... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, at the Vatican, Feb. 10, 2015.

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... Read more

Archbishop Carlo Vigano.

Vigano accuses Cardinal Sarah of causing him ‘harm’ in row over coronavirus letter

Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò has accused a Vatican cardinal of causing him “serious harm” in a bitter war of words... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

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... Read more

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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... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Vatican: Easter date can not be changed, despite coronavirus

The Vatican department for liturgy published guidelines Friday for bishops and priests on the celebration of Holy Week, the Triduum,... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

'No misunderstanding': Cardinal Sarah meets with pope emeritus

Cardinal Robert Sarah has met with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to discuss the controversy following around their recently-published book "From... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Ignatius Press to keep Benedict XVI listed as coauthor of new celibacy book

Amid still-unfolding controversy surrounding a new book on priestly celibacy, the book’s US publisher says it plans to continue identifying... Read more

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI in 2010.

Archbishop Ganswein: Benedict XVI wrote text, but did not agree to be book's co-author

Archbishop Georg Ganswein, the private secretary of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, said Tuesday the former pontiff was not informed he... Read more

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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... Read more

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... Read more

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

Cardinal Sarah reflects on the meaning of the priesthood

Cardinal Robert Sarah reflected on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and the meaning of the priesthood in... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, speaks at the Vatican Feb. 10, 2015.

Cardinal Sarah: God never abandons His Church

Cardinal Robert Sarah defended papal primacy and priestly celibacy, and called for unity among Catholics in the face of Church... Read more