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Cardinal Zoungrana

Cardinal Zoungrana
H.E. Paul Card. ZOUNGRANA MAfr
Archbishop Emeritus of Ouagadougou
Monday, September 03, 1917
4 June 2000 (Aged 82)
Burkina Faso
Cardinal since:
Monday, February 22, 1965
Cardinal Priest of S Camillo de Lellis agli Orti Sallustiani

Born on September 3, 1917 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Cardinal Zoungrana spent his first school years with the White Sisters of his city. He entered the Minor Seminary of Pabre in 1925, and in 1935 continued his studies at the Major Seminary of Koumi. He was ordained there on May 2, 1942, becoming one of his country's first three priests. Zoungrana requested admittance to the novitiate of the White Fathers of Maison Carree (Algeria), and entered the order on September 24, 1948, taking his final vows in Rome in 1952, and at the same time acquiring his degree in Canon Law at Rome's Gregorian University. Zoungrana completed his studies in Sociology at the Catholic Institute of Paris. In 1954, he became an instructor of Canon Law at the Koumi Seminary. On April 5, 1960, John XXIII appointed Zoungrana Archbishop of Ouagadougou, a post he held until June 10, 1995. During the Consistory of February 1965, Paul VI elevated him to the College of Cardinals. He is presently member of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life.

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