Cipriani Thorne, Juan Luis
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: S. Camillo de Lellis
Native Country: Peru
Appointed by: John Paul II on 21 February 2001
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Lima 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 28 December 2023

Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne was born on December 28, 1943, in Lima, Peru. He was a champion basketball player and a student in industrial engineering when he joined Opus Dei in 1962. On August 21, 1977, he was ordained for the prelature. After earning a doctorate in theology at the University of Navarre and pastoral work in Lima, he taught moral theology at the Pontifical Faculty of Theology in Lima, and was regional vicar for Peru and vice-chancellor of the University of Piura. He was apointed titular bishop of Turuzi and auxiliary bishop of Ayacucho on May 23, 1988, and was consecrated on July 3, 1988. He was appointed bishop of Ayacucho on May 13, 1995. From December, 1996 until April, 1997, he tried to negotiate a peaceful resolution to the siege of the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima, and he ministered to Japanese and Peruvian hostages. On January 9, 1999, he was appointed archbishop of Lima. He was created a cardinal on February 21, 2001. His titular church is St. Camillus de Lellis. He continues to serve as Archbishop of Lima. In the Roman Curia, he serves in the Congregation for the Discipline of the Sacraments and the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, as well as the Commission for Latin America.