Cardinal Julián Herranz, President emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, President of the Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia, was born on March 31, 1930 in Baena, Spain.
He was ordained a priest on August 7, 1955 for the Prelature of Opus Dei. He holds a licence in medicine with a specialization in psychiatry and a degree in canon law. He was a professor at the University of Navarra. In 1960, he was called to service in the Roman Curia regarding the discipline of the clergy.
In 1984 he was appointed Secretary of the Pontifical Commission for the Authentic Interpretation of the Code of Canon Law.
On December 15, 1990, following the re-naming of the Commission (today the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts), he was appointed as Secretary and was assigned the titular episcopal see of Vertara, receiving episcopal ordination on January 6, 1991.
On 19 December 1994 he was raised to Archbishop and appointed President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts. On December 3, 1999 he was also appointed President of the Disciplinary Commission of the Roman Curia.
President emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts, February 15, 2007.
Created and proclaimed Cardinal by John Paul II in the Consistory of October 21, 2003, of the Deaconry of S. Eugenio (St. Eugenius).
- Congregations: for the Doctrine of the Faith; for Bishops; for the Causes of Saints; for the Evangelization of Peoples; for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments;
- Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura;
- Pontifical Council for the Laity;
- Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei.