Cardinal Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, S.I., Archbishop of Huancayo (Peru) was born in Lima, Peru on 12 February 1944.
He followed secondary courses as an aspirant for religious life in the Jesuit novitiate in Lima. He completed his philosophical studies at the Faculty of the Society of Jesus in Alcalá de Henares, Spain, and his theological studies at the Pontifical and Civil Faculty of Lima. He obtained the title of Educador from the Champagnat Pedagogical Institute of Lima.
He was ordained a priest on 18 December 1971 and gave his perpetual vows on 3 October 1976.
As a priest he has held the following offices: assistant to the master of novices, professor and spiritual director of the Cristo Rey College in Tacna; parish priest and superior of the Community of Tacna; head of vocational pastoral ministry for the province; spiritual director of the Francisco Javier College of Lima; superior of the novitiate, pastor and superior of the Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados Community in Lima, member of the provincial and consultor of the province, parish priest and superior of the Community of Ayacucho and, finally, parish priest and superior of the Community of Tarma.
On 9 November 2001 he was appointed as vicar apostolic of Jaén and titular bishop of Acufida, and on 1 January 2002 he received episcopal ordination.
On 17 July 2004 he was appointed as archbishop of Huancayo.
Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Pope Francis in the consistory of 28 June 2018, of the Title of Santi Pietro e Paolo a Via Ostiense.
- Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.