Gabriel Zubeir Wako

His Eminence

Gabriel Zubeir Wako

غبرايل زوبير واكو
Cardinal; Archbishop Emeritus of Khartoum
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Gabriel Card. Zubeir Wako
Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese Khartoum
See Khartoum
Appointed 30 October 1979
Installed 10 October 1981
Term ended 10 December 2016
Predecessor Agostino Baroni
Successor Michael Didi Adgum Mangoria
Other posts Cardinal-Priest of Sant’Atanasio a Via Tiburtina (2003-Present)
Ordination 21 July 1963

by Ireneus Wien Dud
Consecration 6 April 1975

by Agnelo Rossi
Created cardinal 21 October 2003

by Pope John Paul II
Rank Cardinal-Priest
Personal details
Birth name Gabriel Zubeir Wako
Born (1941-02-27) 27 February 1941 (age 79)

Mboro, Sudan
Nationality Sudanese
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous post Bishop of Wau (1974 - 1979)
Styles of

Gabriel Zubeir Wako
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Reference style His Eminence
Spoken style Your Eminence
Informal style Cardinal
See Khartoum

Gabriel Zubeir Wako (born 27 February 1941) is a Sudanese Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church.

Biography [ edit ]

Born in Mboro, Sudan, he was ordained a priest on 21 July 1963. He was appointed Bishop of Wau in 1974, and Archbishop of Khartoum in 1981. Zubeir Wako was proclaimed a Cardinal-Priest of Sant'Atanasio a Via Tiburtina by Pope John Paul II on 21 October 2003. He was one of the cardinal electors who participated in the 2005 papal conclave that selected Pope Benedict XVI and the 2013 conclave that elected Pope Francis.

Cardinal Zubeir Wako escaped an assassination attempt by a member of the predominantly Muslim Messiria tribe when celebrating Sunday Mass on 10 October 2010.[1][2] He retired as Archbishop of Khartoum on 10 December 2016 and was succeeded by Coadjutor Archbishop Michael Didi Adgum Mangoria.[3]

Sources [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Sudan: assassination attempt on Cardinal". 13 October 2010. Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Sudan: Christian leader narrowly escapes Muslim assassination attempt". Retrieved 22 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Other Pontifical Acts". Retrieved 10 December 2016.

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