Czech, Cardinal Priest Miloslav Vlk Turns 80, Ceases To Be Elector; College Remains 210; Electors Drop To 122.

Cardinal Miloslav Vlk born May 17, 1932.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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.by Anura Guruge

On Thursday, May 17, 2012, Czech Cardinal Priest Miloslav Vlk [dob: May 17, 1932] turned 80, ceasing to be a cardinal elector. He became the Archbishop of Prague and the Primate of Bohemia in March 1991. He retired from Archdiocese in March 2010 aged 77 — two years past the nominal 75-year limit specified in Canon 401 § 1 of the 1983 Code for diocesan Archbishops. He was created a cardinal priest in November 1994. He was born to a single mother and has openly talked about his birth out of wedlock — his mother having refused an abortion.

Cardinal Vlk is the 5th cardinal to age-out this year. This is the 13th change to the College so far this year.

City of Prague

The College continues at 210 (still a record), with the electors at 122 — still 2 too many.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of February May 17, 2012, there are 122 cardinal electors with 88 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 58% of cardinals.]

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The College as of April 10, 2012 has been at 210.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

May 17, 2012: 80- year old Czech Cardinal Priest Miloslav Vlk ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 210, electors down to 122 ***

May 10, 2012: 80-year old South Korean, Cardinal Priest Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk Retires; ** College continues at 210, electors continue at 123 ***

April 10, 2012: 89-year old Puerto Rican, Cardinal Priest Luis Aponte Martínez Dies;
** College down to 210, electors continue at 123 **

April 7, 2012: 81-year old Syrian Oriental Rites Patriarch, Cardinal Bishop Ignace Moussa I Daoud Dies; ** College down to 211, electors continue at 123 **

April 5, 2012: 75-Year Old Canadian Cardinal Priest Jean-Claude Turcotte Retired on March 20, 2012; ** College continues at 212, electors continue at 123 **

April 2, 2012: 80-Year old U.S. Cardinal Edward Michael Egan ceases to be elector.
** College continues at 212, electors down to 123 **

March 9, 2012: 91-Year Old Philippines Cardinal José Tomás Sánchez Dies.
** College down to 212, electors continue at 124 **

March 8, 2012: 80-Year old Guatemalan Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño ceases to be elector.
** College continues at 213, electors down to 124 **

February 18, 2012: 22 cardinals, 18 electors and 4 non-electors created.
** College at an all time high of 213, electors bumped up to 125, 5 above the limit **

February 1, 2012: 88-Year old U.S. Cardinal Priest Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua Dies.
** College down to 192, electors continue at 107 **

January 13, 2012: 80-Year old Chinese Cardinal Priest Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, S.D.B. ceased to be a cardinal elector.
** College continues at 192, electors down to 107 **

January 6, 2012: 80-Year old Portuguese Cardinal Bishop José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F. ceased to be a cardinal elector.
** College continues at 192, electors down to 108 **

January 5, 2012: 76-Year old Italian Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli retires as Major Penitentiary.
** College continues at 192, electors continue at 109 **

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Changes to the College in 2011. Click image for post.

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Refer to this post for changes in 2010 and 2009.