Signs from God in the Life of an African Child

Signs from God in the Life of an African Child

ROBERT CARDINAL SARAH

“I have read ‘God or Nothing’ with great spiritual profit, joy, and gratitude.” — Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

“What surprises me”, God says, “is hope.  And I cannot get over it. This little hope that seems like nothing at all.  This little girl hope,Who is immortal.”— Charles Péguy, La Porche du mystère de la deuxième vertuNicolas Diat:  This first question in our interview concerns your birth in Ourous, in the heart of the highlands of Guinea.  It is not easy to understand how a child from the African countryside was able to become a cardinal. . . .Robert Cardinal Sarah:  You are quite right!  It is difficult to grasp what I have become today, considering my modest beginnings.

When I think about the animistic milieu, so deeply attached to its customs, from which the Lord took me in order to make me into a Christian, a priest, a bishop, a cardinal, and one of the close collaborators of the pope, I am overcome with emotion.

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