Sarah, Robert
Order in College: Cardinal Deacon
With Title: St. John Bosco in Via Tuscolana
Native Country: Guinea
Appointed by: Benedict XVI on 20 November 2010
Ecclesiastical Office:  President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 15 June 2025

Cardinal Robert Sarah was born 15 June 1945 in Ourous, Guinea. He studied in seminaries in Guinea, France and Senegal. He earned degrees in theology and in Scripture, from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome and the Franciscan Biblical Institute in Jerusalem,respectively. He was ordained a priest on 20 July 1969, served as rector of the minor seminary of Kindia and pastor of several parishes. On 13 August 1979, he was appointed Bishop of Conakry, Guinea, and ordained Bishop (at age 34), 8 December 1979. He was appointed Secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, 1 October 2001, and President of the Pontifical Council, Cor Unum, 7 October 2010. He was elevated to Cardinal on 20 November 2010.