80-Year Guatemalan Cardinal Priest Rodolfo Quezada Toruño Dies; College Down To 209, Electors Continue At 122

Guatemala’s only cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño dies 88 days after becoming a non-elector at 80.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge

On Monday, June 5, 2012, Cardinal Priest Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Guatemala’s only cardinal, who had turned 80 on March 8, 2012, just 88 days ago, died in Guatemala City from complications following surgery. ceased to be an elector. He was the Archbishop of Guatemala from June 2001 to October 2010, retiring per the nominal 75 year rule of Canon 401 § 1 of the 1983 Code, when he was 78. He was created in October 2003 at Pope John Paul II’s (#265) last cardinal creating consistory.

Cardinal Quezada Toruño is the 5th cardinal to die this year.

This is the 15th change to the College so far this year, way below that of last year.

City of Antigua Guatemala from the ‘Hill of the Cross’

The College is down to 209 (still a record), with the electors at 122 — still 2 too many.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of June 5, 2012, there are 122 cardinal electors with 87 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 58% of cardinals.]

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The College as of June 5, 2012 is at 209.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

June 5, 2012: 80-Year Guatemalan Cardinal Priest Rodolfo Quezada Toruño Dies;
** College down to 209, electors continue at 122 ***

May 25, 2012: 75- year old Nigerian, Cardinal Priest Anthony Olubunmi Okogie Retires;
** College continues at 210, electors continue at 122 ***

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.