Ezzati Andrello, Ricardo, SDB
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: Santissimo Redentore a Valmelania
Native Country: Chile
Appointed by: Pope Francis on 22 February 2014
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Santiago de Chile, Chile 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 7 January 2022

Ricardo Ezzati Andrello was born in Campiglia dei Berici, Italy on 7 January 1942. In 1959 his family emigrated to Chile and he entered the novitiate of Don Bosco, and began teaching in a high school. He was then sent to Rome where he earned a licence, and France where he studied religious pedagogy. On his return to Chile he made his final profession as a Salesian on 30 December 1966 and was ordained a priest on 18 March 1970. He began working within his congregation in various cities in Chile. He was then appointed director of his congregation's major seminary in Santiago, as well as provincial counsellor. He serves as professor at the Catholic University of Chile and is a member and director of the Centro de estudios y experiencias catequísticas. In 1984 he was appointed provincial inspector for the Salesians in Chile. He was elected vice-president of the Chilean Conference of Major Superiors of the Religious. In 1991 he was called to the Vatican to work with the Secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life. He was ordained a bishop on 8 September 1996, subsequent to his appointment as Bishop of Valdivia. The following year he participated in the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for America. He was appointed titular Bishop of La Imperial and Auxiliary of Santiago de Chile on to July 2001. In 2006 the President of the Republic, on the request of Congress, bestowed on his citizenship. He was appointed Archbishop of Concepción on 27 December 2006. In 2007 he participated in the Fifth General Conference of the Latin America and the Caribbean Bishops' Conferences (CELAM) in Aparecida, Brazil. He has served within CELAM in various capacities, including consecrated life, culture and education. In 2009 Benedict XVI appointed him as one of the five bishops responsible for the Apostolic Visit to the Legionaries of Christ. On 15 December 2010 he was appointed Archbishop of Santiago de Chile. That same year he was elected president of the episcopal conference, which was reconfirmed in 2013. He is also a member of the Congregation for Catholic Education.