Brazilian Cardinal Priest Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I., Turns 80; Becomes Non-Elector; College Continues At 211. Electors Down To 119. Non-Electors 92.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

Brazilian Cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I., now a non-elector.
Brazilian Cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I., now a non-elector.


by Anura Guruge.

On Saturday, December 8, 2012, 14 days after the last cardinal creating consistory which topped up the electors to the max. of 120, Brazilian Cardinal Priest, Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I., turned 80 and thus ceased to be an elector. So the electors are again below 120; probably the fastest this has happened after a cardinal creating consistory. [I need to check.]

He is the 13th cardinal to age out this year. We only had a total of 10 age outs last year.

Today’s aging out was the first change to the College since the cardinal creating consistory of November 24, 2012.

This is the 31st change to the College this year. However, we are two changes down from this time last year. In 2012 the changes came in at an average of 11.3 days between changes. In 2011 this average was ’10’; i.e., 1.3 days faster.

Scheid became the Archbishop of Florianópolis, Brazil, in January 1991. He was transferred to the prestigious see of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, in July 2001. He was created a cardinal priest in October 2003. He retired as Archbishop on February 27, 2009, aged 76 — the nominal retirement age being 75.

Carnival in Rio. I am sorry but I can’t confirm the rumor that Scheid was on that float as a dancer.
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The College continues at 211 (still quite high), with the electors at 119 — one short of the magic ‘120’ mark.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of December 8, 2012, there are 119 cardinal electors with 92 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 56% of cardinals.]

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The College as of November 24, 2012 is at 211.


Dec8_2012ShortStackPlease CLICK on image to ENLARGE.

Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

Dec. 8, 2012: Brazilian Cardinal Priest Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I. Turns 80;
** College continues at 211, electors down to 119 **

Nov. 24, 2012: 6 new Cardinal Electors created;
** College at 211, electors at 120 **

Nov. 23, 2012: Italian Cardinal Deacon Renato Raffaele Martino Turns 80;
** College continues at 205, electors down to 114 **

Nov. 1, 2012: Nigerian Cardinal Bishop Francis Arinze Turns 80;
** College continues at 205, electors down to 115 **

Sept. 21, 2012: 77 Year Old Italian Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli Dies;
** College down to 205, electors down to 116 **

Sept. 13, 2012: Colombian Cardinal Priest Pedro Rubiano Sáenz Turns 80;
** College continues at 206, electors down to 117 **

August 31, 2012: 85-Year Old, Italian Cardinal Priest Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., Dies;
** College down to 206, electors continue at 118 **

August 24, 2012: English Cardinal Priest Cormac Murphy-O’Connor Turns 80;
** College continues at 207, electors down to 118 **

August 22, 2012: Taiwan Cardinal Priest Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, S.J. dies At 88;
** College down to 207, electors continue at 119 **

August 10, 2012Filipino Cardinal Priest Gaudencio Borbon Rosales turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 119 **

July 26, 2012: U.S. Cardinal Priest James Francis Stafford turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 120 **

July 9, 2012: 91-Year old Brazilian Cardinal Priest Eugênio de Araújo Sales dies;
** College down to 208, electors continue at 121 **

July 2, 2012: 76-Year old U.S. Cardinal Priest William Joseph Levada Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 26, 2012: 75-Year old Italian Cardinal Priest Ennio Antonelli Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 13, 2012: 80-Year old Swiss Cardinal Priest Henri Schwery ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 209, electors down to 121 **

June 9, 2012: 78-Year Italian Cardinal Deacon Raffaele Farina, S.D.B. Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 122 **

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.

2 thoughts on “Brazilian Cardinal Priest Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I., Turns 80; Becomes Non-Elector; College Continues At 211. Electors Down To 119. Non-Electors 92.”

    1. Not off the top of my head. It is something that intrigues me. Let me think about it. Might not be able to get back till next week. Crazy busy weekend. 12 year old daughter in a Bach Chorale doing 2 performances this weekend with a professional orchestra and soloist. I am helping with setup. Just got back after 6 hours at rehearsals! Thanks.

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