Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach Retire From Archbishopric; Does NOT Change College Data.

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by Anura Guruge

sistachName: Lluis Martinez Sistach

Nationality: Spanish

Date of Birth: 29 April 1937 (78 years old)

Main post: Was Archbishop of Barcelona. Now emeritus.

Created: 24 November 2007.


By Canon Law, #401 §1 all archbishops have to tender their resignations to the pope, in writing, when they turn 75. When the pope actually accepts the resignation, of course, is up to the pope. Sometimes it is ‘immediate’ and at others, like with these two, it can be a couple (to a few) years later. This is perfectly normal.

All this does is change the Cardinal Occupation stats. Nothing else.