Cardinal Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet, S.D.B., Metropolitan Archbishop of Montevideo (Uruguay), was born on 4 July 1959 in Montevideo (Uruguay). He obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil law from the Instituto Juan XXIII, and undertook studies in philosophy and science of education at the Msgr. Mariano Soler Theological Institute of Uruguay, where he was awarded a licentiate in theology in 2006.
He entered the Salesian Institute of the Province of Uruguay in the late 1970s, attending the novitiate in 1979 and making his first religious profession on 31 January 1980.
He was ordained a priest in the Salesian Society on 21 November 1987.
He has served as vicar of the Salesian novitiate and post-novitiate, director of the Salesian Aspirantate and Master of Novices, director of the pre-university Institute Juan XXIII and professor of church history.
On 28 October 2008 he was appointed as Salesian Inspector in Uruguay, after which he was elected president of the Conference of Religious of Uruguay.
On 10 December 2011 he was assigned the titular see of Phelbes and appointed as auxiliary of Montevideo by Pope Benedict XVI.
On 11 February 2014, Pope Francis appointed him as metropolitan Archbishop of Montevideo. He received episcopal consecration on 4 March 2012.
Appointed by Pope Francis, he participated in the XIV Ordinary General Assembly on The Vocation and Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World (October 2015).
Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Pope Francis in the consistory of 14 February 2015, of the Title of Santa Galla.
- Dicasteries: for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life; for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments; for Evangelization;
- Pontifical Commission for Latin America;
- Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.