.by Anura Guruge
On Saturday, January 26, 2013, Mexican Cardinal Deacon Javier Lozano Barragán turned 80 and thus ceased to be a cardinal elector.
He was the President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral of the Health Care Workers from October 1996 to April 2009 (getting reappointed after the 2005 sede vacante), retiring at 76 one year past the nominal 75-year limit. He was created a cardinal deacon in October 2003.
This is the 3rd change to the College in 2013, and the first aging out. There has now been one of each: aging out, retirement and death. 2013 changes are at the same pace as last year, for now.
The College is down to 210 (still quite high), with the electors at 118 — two short of the magic ‘120’ mark.
As of January 26, 2013, Electors = 118, Non-Electors = 92.
[The electors represent 56% of cardinals.]
The College as of January 23, 2013 is at 210.
Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months
Jan 26, 2013: Mexican Cardinal Deacon Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragán Turns 80
** College at 210, electors down to 118 **
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.