Sturla Berhouet, Daniel Fernando, SDB
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: Santa Galla
Native Country: Uruguay
Appointed by: Pope Francis on 14 February 2015
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Montevideo, Uruguay 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 4 July 2039

Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet was born on 4 July 1959 in Montevideo, Uruguay. Attracted to the charism of St John Bosco, he entered the Salesian novitiate and made his profession on 31 January 1980. He began to study philosophy and education science and then did an internship at Talleres Don Bosco from 1982-1983. From 1984-1987 he finalized his studies in theology. He was ordained a priest on 21 November 1987 and the following year he was appointed counselor for studies at Talleres Don Bosco, a position he held until 1990. In 1991 his superiors chose him as vicar of the novitiate and post-novitiate house. From 1994-1996 he was director of the Salesian Aspirantate and then from 1997-2002 he served as director and novice master. He then worked as director of the pre-university institute of John XXIII from 2003-2008, during which he earned a licence in theology at the Monseñor Mariano Soler Theological Faculty of Uruguay. He has also taught Church history in the Americas and Uruguay, researching and editing publications especially on the relationship between Church and State. In 2008, he was appointed inspector of the Salesian province of Uruguay. He was ordained a bishop on 4 March 2012, subsequent to his appointment as titular Bishop of Phelbes and Auxiliary of Montevideo. He chose “Serve the Lord with joy” as his episcopal motto. He became Archbishop of Montevideo on 11 February 2014. As Archbishop of the capital of a country which only recently sanctioned the separation of Church and State, the Salesian Cardinal has paid particular attention to the debate of laicity and secularization in light of his formation in history and theology. Cardinal Sturla Berhouet is the second cardinal in the history of Uruguay; the first was Capuchin Antonio Maria Barbieri, whom John XXIII created a cardinal in 1958.