Brady, Seán Baptist
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: Ss. Quirico e Giulitta
Native Country: Ireland
Appointed by: Benedict XVI on 24 November 2007
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Armagh 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 16 August 2019

Seán Baptist Brady was born 16 Aug. 1939, in Laragh, Cavan, Diocese of Kilmore. He was educated at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth, and the Irish College, Rome, where he was ordained in 1964. He received a doctorate in Canon Law at the Lateran University in 1967. His first appointment was as professor in St. Patrick's College, Cavan, from 1967-80. In 1980, he was appointed vice rector of the Irish College, Rome, and in 1987 became rector of the college, a post he held until 1993 when he returned to Ireland to serve as parish priest of Castletara, Cavan. On 19 Feb. 1995, Bishop Brady was ordained coadjutor archbishop of Armagh, and on the retirement of Cardinal Cahal Daly, he succeeded and was installed as archbishop of Armagh and the primate of All Ireland on 3 Nov. 1996. Since 2002, Archbishop Brady has also been a member of the Holy See's Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Goods of the Church. He was elevated to Cardinal, 24 November 2007, by Pope Benedict XVI.