Osoro Sierra, Carlos
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: Santa Maria in Trastevere
Native Country: Spain
Appointed by: Francis on 19 November 2016
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Madrid, Spain 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 16 May 2025

Card. Osoro Sierra was born 16 May 1945, in Castañeda, Spain. He entered the Colegio Mayor El Salvador for late vocations in Salamanca. He holds licenses in philosophy and in theology. He was ordained priest 29 July 1973.He worked in youth ministry, and as professor at the Escuela Universitaria de Formación Profesorado 'Sagrados Corazones' (1973-1975). He served as secretary general for the apostolate of the diocese, episcopal delegate for vocations and seminarians and for the apostolate of the laity, and vicar for Pastoral Ministry (1975-1996); rector of the diocesan seminary (1977-1996); president of the Cathedral Chapter (1994-1996); director of the Centro Asociado Instituto Internacional de Teologia a Distancia and director of the Instituto Superior de Ciencias Religiosas San Augustín (1996). On 27 December 1996, John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Orense and received episcopal ordination on the following 22 February. On 7 January he was appointed Archbishop of Oviedo. On 8 January 2009 Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Valencia, and on 28 August 2014 he was appointed Archbishop of Madrid by Pope Francis.