.by Anura Guruge
During the night of Wednesday, January 23, 2013, 83-year old, Ex-Archbishop of Warsaw and former Primate of Poland, Józef Glemp dob: Dec. 18, 1929] died of lung cancer at a hospital in Warsaw.
He was created a cardinal priest in February 1983 and appointed Archbishop of Warsaw and Primate of Poland on March 25, 1992. He retired from the archbishopric in December 2006 days prior to his 77th birthday. He was Primate until he turned 80 in 2009.
This is the 2nd change to the College in 2013, and the first death. The first death in 2012 was on February 1. By this time last year, there had been three changes.
The College is down to 2010 (still quite high), with the electors at 119 — one short of the magic ‘120’ mark.
As of January 23, 2013, Electors = 119, Non-Electors = 91.
[The electors represent 57% of cardinals.]
The College as of January 23, 2013 is at 210.
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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months
Jan 23, 2013: 83 Year Old Polish Cardinal Priest Józef Glemp Dies;
** College down to 210, electors continue at 119 **
Jan. 17, 2013: 77 Year Old Egyptian Cardinal Patriarch Antonios Naguib Retires;
** College continues at 211, electors continue at 119 **
◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2012 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊
Changes to the College in 2012. Click image for post.
>> 78-year old Italian Francesco Monterisi also became emeritus, with no announcement, in December 2012.
◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2011 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊
Changes to the College in 2011. Click image for post.
Refer to this post for changes in 2010 and 2009.