Cardinal Lucian Muresan was born on May 23, 1931 in Ferneziu.
He was ordained a Priest on December 19, 1964 for Maramure? (Romanian), Romania. On March 14, 1990, he was appointed Bishop of Maramure? (Romanian), Romania, and his ordination as Bishop took place on May 27, 1990.
On July 4, 1994 he was appointed Archbishop of F?g?ra? ?i Alba Iulia (Romanian), Romania, and on December 16, 2005 he was appointed Major Archbishop of F?g?ra? ?i Alba Iulia (Romanian), Romania. He was installed on April 30, 2006.
On February 18 2012 he was elevated to Cardinal, and appointed Cardinal-Priest of Sant’Atanasio. His installation took place on October 8, 2012.