Cardinal Robert Sarah to resign from the congregation of divine worship

Pope Francis and Cardinal Robert Sarah

Vatican City: With the acceptance of the letter of resignation of the most senior African prelate at the Vatican, the 75 years old Cardinal Robert Sarah might soon be relieved of his duties in the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

He was appointed head of the liturgy department by Pope Francis in November 2014, after serving as the president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum and as secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

The African cardinal has written a trilogy of books read widely throughout the Catholic world: “God or Nothing” (2015), “The Power of Silence” (2016), and “The Day Is Now Far Spent” (2019).

He had said in a Tweet which he posted on Feb. 20 that Pope Francis had accepted his resignation after his 75th birthday: “I am in the hands of God. The only rock is Christ. We will meet very soon in Rome and elsewhere,” he wrote.

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