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PLEASE Refer To My ‘nhlifefree.com’ For College Of Cardinals Updates.

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College Of Cardinals: Changes In 2016 (Feb. 27 Update).

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First update since Dec. 10, 2015


by Anura Guruge
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College Of Cardinals: Changes In 2015 (Dec. 10 Update)

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First update since Oct. 26, 2015. After a 46 day hiatus two cardinals died a day apart.

So a LOT of information IF you like to study this type of data. Enjoy.


Cardinal Deaths In 2015.

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9 cardinals have died so far in 2015 — up to October 7, 2015.

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The average duration between deaths have been 23.5 days. The typical average for this is 44.6 days. The 4 deaths in April was atypical. That 44% belonged to a religious order is also slightly out of the norm.

10 cardinals died in both 2014 & 2013, while the number was 9 for both 2012 & 2011. It was 6 in 2010. So the 2015 number is close to to ‘high water mark’.

Keeping track of cardinal deaths is in no way morbid. It is something one has to do IF one is to keep tabs on the College of Cardinals. Only three things alter the fundamental parameters of the College: creations, 80-year aging outs and deaths.

I used to maintain this type of chart — until I stopped doing so once Pope Francis was elected in 2013. Click to ENLARGE. I plan to go back to doing this.

In 2011 I did a fair amount of research and analysis into cardinal deaths. Here are some examples. Go to “Popes and Papacy” and do a search on “cardinal deaths” for more. Here are some of the charts from those posts. Click to ENLARGE. My goal is to resurrect and update these charts. The good news is that I have the Excel spreadsheet.



Cardinals With Birthdays In September 2015 — 19; Happy Birthday Paolo Sardi.

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So 8.6% (of the 219) current cardinals were born in September.

September is NOT the month with the most birthdays. Next month, October, for a start, has more.

Only two instances of shared birthdates, Sept. 5 & Sept. 21 — albeit with three sharing the later.

No cardinals that share a birthday with me!

Youngest, this month, Reinhard Marx, will turn 62. The oldest, Paulo Evaristo Arns will turn 94.

Happy Birthday, Paolo Sardi.


Pope Francis’ Visit To The U.S.A. — THE BOOK.

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Some Related Posts (click to access):
* Trip ‘coordinator’ indicted.
* Coming U.S. via Cuba.
* Peace with nuns, riles Cubans.
* Visits by popes to the U.S.
* Prior Pope – U.S. President Meetings.

Francis says the darnest things 


Available from Amazon (worldwide) as an eBook or Paperback.

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It is the definitive insider’s guide to Pope Francis’ visit to Washington D.C, New York City and Philadelphia in September 2015. Check it out. Amazon has the descriptive blurbs so I won’t regurgitate them here.

Did a lot of research for this book and that, as with some of my other pope books (e.g., Popes and the Tale of their Names), is what sets it apart. Lots of information that is not common knowledge. I enjoy the research! This book, like so many of my others, was basically an excuse for me to do the research. I don’t see a point of doing research if you don’t share it with folks.

This, in the end, proved to be a long book. 170 pages, 7″ x 10″, in paperback form and 213 pages as an eBook.

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