Lacunza Maestrojuán, José Luis, OAR
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: San Giuseppe da Copertino
Native Country: Spain
Appointed by: Pope Francis on 14 February 2015
Ecclesiastical Office:  Bishop of David, Panama 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 24 February 2024

José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán was born in Pamplona, Spain on 24 February 1944, and entered the novitiate of the Order of Augustinian Recollects (OAR) at age 19. He earned a degree in humanities at San José Minor Seminary in Artieda, then studied philosophy at the Seminary of Nuestra Señora Valentuñana in Sos del Rey Católico, and then theology at the Major Seminary of Pamplona, where he was ordained a priest of the OAR on 13 July 1969. After teaching Latin and religion at the Collegio Nuestra Señora del Buen Consejo in Madrid, he was sent to Panama, where he obtained a licentiate in philosophy and history at the National University of Panama. Within the OAR he served as: rector of the Collegio San Agustín di Panamá from 1979-1985; Provincial councilor of the province for Central America and Panama from 1976-1982; president of the Federation of Catholic Educators of Panama; member of the Board of Trustees of the Catholic University Santa María la Anigua (USMA) from 1980-85; rector of USMA, 1985; member of the Priests’ Council of the Archdiocese of Panama, 1984; rector of the San José Major Seminary, 1984; vicar general, episcopal vicar for education and vicar for the city. He was ordained a bishop on 18 January 1986, subsequent to his appointment as titular Bishop of Partenia and Auxiliary of Panama. Within the Bishops’ Conference of Panama, he has served as: conference president; delegate to USMA and president of the department of education and culture. He also served as secretary general of the Central American Bishops Secretariat (SEDAC) and, in the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM), led the Section of Apostolate. On 29 October 1994, he was appointed Bishop of Chitré, and on 28 August 1999, Bishop of David.