Robert Sarah was ordained a priest on July 20, 1969. Ten years later he was appointed a bishop by Pope John Paul II – he was 34 at the time. In 2001 he started working as the secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples; later he also served as the President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum. On November 20, 2010, he was created a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI.; four years later, on November 23, 2014, Pope Francis named him Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. He held this office until he turned 75 in 2021. The Cardinal of Guinea is a very strong advocate and protector of Christian tradition.