Paul Zoungrana

Paul Kardinal Zoungrana M.Afr. (* 3. September 1917 in Ouagadougou, upperall the same and the Niger, today Burkina Faso; † 4. June 2000 ebda.) was a catholic clergyman from the westAfrican State of Burkina Faso and archbishop of Ouagadougou.

Paul Zoungrana studied the fan philosophy and catholic theology in Pabré, Koumi and Rome as well as social sciences in Paris. It received to 2. May 1942 the Sakrament of the Priesterweihe and worked afterwards as Seelsorger in Ouagadougou. it occurred 1948 the medal of the Africa mission acres (white fathers) and took up resuming studies to Rome and Paris. 1954 it returned to Africa and informed until 1959 at the seminar from Koumi, in the years 1959 and 1960 led it as a director the information center for social questions to Ouagadougou. To 5. April 1960 appointed it Pope Johannes XXIII. to the archbishop of Ouagadougou and donated to it to 8. May of the same yearly the Bischofsweihe. Paul Zoungrana participated in the years 1962 to 1965 in the second Vatikani council . To 22. February 1965 took it to Pope Paul VI. as cardinal priests with the title church San Camillo de Lellis into the Kardinalskollegium up. The line of the ore diocese Ouagadougou it laid down 1995 for age reasons. It died to 4. June 2000 in Ouagadougou and was bestattet in the there cathedral.

Zoungrana was the imbedding of the Christian faith into the traditional African rites because of the heart, in this spirit took place also its funeral ceremony.

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