Ladaria Ferrer, SJ, Luis
Order in College: Cardinal Deacon
With Title: Sant’Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio
Native Country: Spain
Appointed by: Pope Francis on 28 June 2018
Ecclesiastical Office:  Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 19 April 2024

Cardinal Ladaria Ferrer was born 19 April 1944 In Manacor, Diocese of Mallorca, Spain. He obtained a law degree from the University of Madrid and entered the Society of Jesus on 17 October 1966. He completed studies in philosophy and theology at the Comillas Pontifical University, Madrid, and at the Sankt Georgen Graduate School of Philosophy and Theology in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He was ordained priest 29 July 1973 and obtained a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, in 1975. He has served as: professor of dogmatic theology at the Comillas Pontifical University (1975); professor of dogmatic theology at the Faculty of Theology of the Pontifical Gregorian University (1984) and later, vice-rector of the same institution (1986-1994); member of the International Theological Commission (1992-1997) and later (2004-2009) secretary general of the same Commission. On 9 July 2008 he was assigned the titular See of Thibica and appointed Secretary of the Congregation for the doctrine of the Faith. He was ordained bishop on the following 26 July. On 1 July 2017 he was appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the doctrine of the Faith, and President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei,, of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and of the International Theological Commission.