Vanhoye, Albert
Order in College: Cardinal Deacon
With Title: St. Mary of Mercy and St. Adrian at Villa Albani
Native Country: Italy
Appointed by: Benedict XVI on 22 February 2006
Ecclesiastical Office:  Cardinal-Deacon of Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria della Mercede e Sant’Adriano a Villa Albani  
Papal Elector: Not Eligible to Vote Due to Age

Cardinal Albert Vanhoye, S.J., was born on 24 July 1923 in Hazebrouck, France. He was ordained a priest for the Society of Jesus on 26 July 1954 and holds licences in literature, philosophy and theology, and a doctorate sacred scripture. Since 1963, Cardinal Vanhoye has been professor at the Pontifical Institute the Biblicum in Rome, where he was also Dean of the biblical faculty from 1969-75 and Director from 1984-90. He also taught at the Pontifical Gregorian University and at the Pontifical Lateran University, and carried out many other activities in the field of scholarship and as a member of various societies. He has also published numerous works in various languages. Cardinal Vanhoye was a member of the Commission for the preparation of the Apostolic Constitution Sapientia Christiana, and was a Member and Secretary of the Pontifical Biblical Commission. He was also Consultor of: the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, the Congregation for Catholic Education and the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. On 24 March 2006, he was appointed Cardinal-Deacon of Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria della Mercede e Sant’Adriano a Villa Albani