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St. Paul VI’s feast to be celebrated May 29

Feb 6, 2019

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope St. Paul VI’s feast day will be celebrated annually on May 29 as an... Read more

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

Why did Pope Francis write to Cardinal Sarah?

Oct 24, 2017

By Andrea Gagliarducci

To understand the recent publication of a letter sent by Pope Francis to Cardinal Robert Sarah, it is helpful to... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope offers clarifications on new process for liturgical translations

Oct 22, 2017

By Elise Harris

In a letter responding to questions raised by Cardinal Robert Sarah on the new process of translating liturgical texts from... 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.

True liturgy is a reflection of heaven, Cardinal Sarah says

Mar 31, 2017

Despite the controversies and abuses following the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic liturgy is ultimately a source of unity that... Read more

Fr. Federico Lombardi, Holy See press officer, speaks at a Nov. 19, 2015 press conference.

Vatican spokesman wades into ad orientem debate

Jul 11, 2016

The outgoing Holy See press officer has clarified that there are no directives forthcoming from the Vatican directing that priests... Read more

Cardinal Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, says Mass in the London Oratory for the Sacra Liturgia conference, July 6, 2016.

Cardinal Sarah encourages priests to celebrate Mass facing east

Jul 6, 2016

Cardinal Robert Sarah on Tuesday appealed to priests throughout the world to begin saying Mass facing the same direcation as... Read more

Pope Francis performing the rite of the washing of feet at a Holy Thursday Mass said at Rebibbia prison, Rome, April 2, 2015.

Women may now have their feet washed at Holy Thursday Mass, Pope says

Jan 21, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis has changed the rules for the Church’s traditional foot-washing ceremony on Holy Thursday, issuing a decree allowing women... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah in St. Peter's Square, March 24, 2013.

Cardinal Sarah on new book: I want to help people rediscover God

Nov 21, 2015

By Elise Harris

At the presentation of his new book Cardinal Robert Sarah said that Western society is rapidly forgetting God, and expressed... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, who authored one of the essays in "Christ's New Homeland - Africa".

These African pastors want to maintain Christ's love, and truth, at the synod

Oct 2, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Ten prelates from Africa have stood up against a pastoral approach to new challenges to marriage and the family that... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah (L) during a press conference at the Vatican Press Office on Feb. 10, 2015.

'Africa will save the family' – one cardinal's prediction on the Church's future

Sep 1, 2015

The African cardinal who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship has high hopes for the Church on his continent... Read more

Benedict XVI in St. Peter's Square prior to a beatification ceremony, Oct. 23, 2011.

Pope Francis wants Vatican liturgy chief to continue the work of Benedict XVI

Jun 3, 2015

Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, revealed in a letter sent to a liturgical conference this... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, in St. Peter's Square, March 24, 2013.

Cardinal Sarah appointment paves the way for new Curia

Nov 24, 2014

Cardinal Robert Sarah has been appointed as Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, in St. Peter's Square, March 24, 2013.

True charity gives people God, not bread alone, cardinal says

Nov 13, 2014

By Elise Harris

Cardinal Robert Sarah has stressed the link between charity and preaching the Gospel, saying that while the practical needs of... Read more

Cardinal Robert Sarah in St. Peter's Square, March 24, 2013.

African cardinal: Pressure groups behind push to change Church teaching

Oct 16, 2014

Innacurate media reports about Church teaching on homosexuality published after the synod's midterm relatio are an attempt to pressure the... Read more