Cardinal Arthur Roche

Cardinal Arthur Roche is the current Prefect of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Cardinal Roche was ordained priest for the Diocese of Leeds in 1975. In 2001, he was appointed to the See of Westminster as Auxiliary Bishop. The following year, Pope St. John Paul II appointed him as Coadjutor Bishop of Leeds, and he became its ninth bishop in 2004.

From 2002 to 2012, Cardinal Roche was Chairman of the International Commission for English in the Liturgy. On June 26, 2012, he was appointed as Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments by Pope Benedict XVI and received the title of archbishop. He served in the role for almost nine years before Pope Francis appointed him Prefect of the Congregation on May 25, 2021. He was created a cardinal on August 27, 2022.