Tolentino Mendonça José
Cardinal, Prefect of the Dicastery for Culture and Education, Holy See
A Portuguese Cardinal and theologian, he has been Archivist and Librarian of the Holy Roman Church since 1 September 2018 and Prefect of the Dicastery for Culture and Education since 26 September 2022. A scholar and university lecturer, in view of his long academic career he is considered one of the voices of contemporary Catholicism closest to the world of culture. He has published numerous studies on theology and spirituality and is the author of many works of literature, philosophy and poetry.