by Anura Guruge
On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, Ukrainian Cardinal Priest Lubomyr Husar, M.S.U. turned 80 and ceased to be an elector — one day ahead of the cutoff date for the 2013 conclave. He had participated in the 2005 conclave, so at least he got to savor the experience once. He was elected Archbishop Major of Lviv of the Ukrainians in January 2001. He was created a month later. He retired from diocesan duties in just ahead of his 76th birthday. He had eye troubles.
O’Brien, implicated of improper sexual behavior, resigned as Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh – ahead of his 75th birthday. He still remains a cardinal, though he has opted not to participate in the 2013 conclave (probably to the great relief of the younger cardinals).
This is the 6th change to the College in 2013.
The College is down to 208 (still quite high), with the electors at 117.
As of February 26, 2013, Electors = 117, Non-Electors = 91.
[The electors represent 56% of cardinals.]
The College as of February 24, 2013 is at 208.
Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months
Feb 26, 2013: Husar ages out. O’Brien retires.
** College at 208, electors down to 117 **
Feb 23, 2013: 92-Year Old Belgian Cardinal Deacon Julien Ries Dies.
** College down to 208, electors continue at 118 **
Feb 8, 2013: 94-Year Old Italian Cardinal Priest Giovanni Cheli Dies.
** College down to 209, electors continue at 118 **
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.