Ambroise Ouédraogo

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Bishop Ambroise Ouédraogo in Wiesbaden next to Sister Emanuela from the Eibingen Monastery (2019)

Ambroise Ouédraogo (born December 15, 1948 in Ouagadougou ) is a Roman Catholic clergyman and since 2001 the first bishop of Maradi .


Ambroise Ouédraogo received on 29 June 1979 in his native city of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso , the ordination . There he became parish vicar in the parish of Sacré Cœur de Dapoya in the same year . In 1982 he took over the office of Roman Catholic military chaplain of Burkina Faso. Ouédraogo was sent to Niamey in Niger in December 1985 as a Fidei Donum priest . From 1986 he was responsible for the parish of Saint Paul de Harobanda in Niamey, then from 1987 youth pastor of Niamey and then from 1989 pastor at Niamey Cathedral . He interrupted this activity from 1992 to 1993 when he was at the Institut Catholique de Paris .

Ouédraogos appointment as auxiliary bishop in Niamey and titular bishop of Severiana took place on May 18, 1999, the episcopal ordination took Francis Cardinal Arinze on September 26 of the same year. Co- consecrators were the Archbishop of Ouagadougou , Jean-Marie Untaani Compaoré , and the Bishop of Niamey, Guy Armand Romano CSsR .

On March 13, 2001, Ambroise Ouédraogo was appointed the first bishop of the diocese of Maradi, which was newly founded on the same date. His motto is: “Everything is grace.” In his work as bishop, Ouédraogo is particularly committed to the dialogue with Islam .

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. a b Entry on Ambroise Ouédraogo on ; accessed on October 11, 2014 ..
  2. ^ Mgr Ambroise Ouédraogo. Eglise Catholique au Niger, November 5, 2010, accessed October 11, 2014 (French).
  3. Présidence de la Conference épiscopale du Burkina-Niger .  ( Page no longer available , search in web archivesInfo: The link was automatically marked as defective. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Eglise du Burkina, accessed February 16, 2010 (French).@1@ 2Template: Dead Link /  
  4. ^ Dialogue with the Muslims in Niger . Caritas International, accessed on February 16, 2010.