Maeda, Thomas Aquino Manyo
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: Santa Pudenziana
Native Country: Japan
Appointed by: Pope Francis on 28 June 2018
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Osaka, Japan 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 3 March 2029

Cardinal Maeda was born March 1949 in Tsuwasaki, Kami-Goto, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan. After graduating from the Nanzan Lyceum in Nagasaki, he entered the Saint Sulpice Major Seminary in Fukuoka. He was ordained priest on 19 March 1975 and incardinated in the Diocese of Nagasaki. Since priestly ordination he has held the following positions: parish vicar, parish priest; editor of the diocesan Bulletin and head of the diocesan commission for Social communications, and vicar forane. He served as Secretary General of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan from 2006 until his episcopal appointment on 13 June 2011. He has focused especially on education, ecumenism, dialogue and the rights of the disabled. On 23 September 2011 he was ordained Bishop of Hiroshima. On 20 August 2014 Pope Francis appointed him Archbishop of Osaka. He entered office on 23 September 2014. Since 2016 he has served as Vice President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Japan.