Ribat, John, MSC
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: San Giovanni Battista de’ Rossi
Native Country: Papua New Guinea
Appointed by: Pope Francis on 19 November 2016
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Moresby, Papua New Guinea 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 9 February 2037

John Ribat was born 9 February 1957 in Volavolo, Papua New Guinea. He was professed as a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, February 1979 and ordained a priest on 1 December 1985. While working as a parish priest, he continued his studies in Manila. He served as master of novices for the missionaries in Suva, Figi. On 30 October 2000, Pope John Paul II appointed him Auxiliary Bishop of Bereina, Papua New Guinea, and Titular Bishop of Macriana Minor. He was ordained Bishop on 11 February 2001. On 12 February 2002, he was appointed Bishop of Bereina, Papua New Guinea. On 16 April 2007, he was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Moresby, Papua New Guinea and succeeded as Archbishop of that see on 26 March 2008. He was elevated to Cardinal by Pope Francis on 19 November 2016.