Marx, Reinhard
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: St. Corbinian
Native Country: Germany
Appointed by: Benedict XVI on 20 November 2010
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Munich and Freising  
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 21 September 2033

Cardinal Reinhard Marx was born, 21 September 1953, in Geseke, Germany. He studied for the priesthood in Paderborn, and also at the Institut Catholique in Parish. He was ordained to the priesthood on 2 June 1979, minister in a parish, then as school chaplain. He returned to his studies in 1986 and in 1989 earned a doctorate in theology from the University of Bochum. He served as a professor of Catholic social doctrine, then was named Auxiliary Bishop of Paderborn, and Titular Bishop of Petina, on 23 July 1996. He was ordained Bishop on 21 September 1996. On 20 December 2001, he was appointed Bishop of Trier, Germany, and was installed 1 April 2002. He was appointed Archbishop of Munich and Freising on 30 November 2007, and installed 2 February 2008. On 20 November 2010, he was elevated to Cardinal.