Schönborn, O.P. Christoph
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: Gesú Divin Lavoratore
Native Country: Austria
Appointed by: John Paul II on 21 February 1998
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Vienna 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 22 January 2025

Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, O.P., was born in Skalsko, Bohemia on January 22, 1945, but his family fled to Austria in September of that year. He entered the Dominican Order in 1963, and was ordained a priest in 1970. From 1973 until 1975, he was pastor of students in Graz University. He began as associate professor of dogma in the University of Fribourg in 1976. He became a professor of theology in 1978, and was professor of dogmatic theology from 1981 until 1991. From 1980 until 1987, he was a member of the Orthodox-Roman Catholic Dialogue Commission of Switzerland. In 1980, he became a member of the International Theological Commission. Since 1984, he has been a member of the foundation "Pro Oriente." He was Secretary for the Draft Commission of the Catechism of the Catholic Church from 1987 until 1992. He was ordained auxiliary bishop (Sutri) of Vienna on April 13, 1995, and archbishop of Vienna on September 14 of that year. He was created a cardinal on February 21, 1998. His titular church is Jesus the Divine Worker. He continues to serve as Archbishop of Vienna. He is a member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Congregation for Catholic Education, the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, the Council for Culture, and the Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church.