Grocholewski, Zenon
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: Deacon of San Nicola in Carcere
Native Country: Poland
Appointed by: John Paul II on 21 February 2001
Ecclesiastical Office:  Prefect, Congregation for Catholic Education (of Seminaries and of Institutes of Study) 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 11 October 2019

Cardinal Zenon Grocholewski was born on October 11, 1939, in Bródki, Poland. He was ordained a priest on May 26, 1963. He earned a doctorate in canon law. From 1972 until 1999, he served on the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. He became prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. He also was a member of the commission studying the 1983 Code of Canon Law. On December 12, 1982, he was made titular bishop of Agropoli and became titular archbishop on December 16, 1991. On November 15, 1999, he was made prefect for the Congregation for Catholic Education. He was created a cardinal on February 21, 2001, and is titular Deacon of St. Nicholas in Carcere. He continues to serve as prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education. In the Roman Curia, he is a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Congregation for the Bishops, and the Council for the Interpretation of Legislative Texts.