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

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Swiss Cardinal Georges Marie Martin Cottier, O.P. Dies; Electors = 116, College of Cardinals = 215.

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Cardinal_CottierName: Georges Marie Martin Cottier, O.P.

Nationality: Swiss

Date of Birth: 25 Apr. 1922

Died: 31 Mar. 2016 (93)

Main post: Theologian to the Papal Household

Created: 21 Oct. 2003

First change to the college in 33 days.

Last cardinal to die was 112 days ago.


Born: Lausanne, Switzerland.


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Changes to the College of Cardinals in 2016.


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Papal Historian & Author


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

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First update since Dec. 10, 2015


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Papal Historian & Author


U.S. Cardinal Roger Michael Mahony Turns 80; Electors = 116, College of Cardinals = 216

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Cardinal_MahonyName: Roger Michael Mahony

Nationality: U.S.A.

Date of Birth: 27 Feb. 1936

Main post: Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles (U.S.A.)

Created: 28 June 1991

First change to the college in 79 days.

Last cardinal to turn 80 was 159 days ago.


Born: Hollywood area of Los Angeles. 

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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.



World Has Not Seen A Pope Younger Than 70 Since May 1990.

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Original ‘Minimum Age To Be Pope’ post (from 2009)


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John Paul II on May 16, 1990 — 2 days ahead of his 70th birthday.

May 18, 1990, John Paul II turned 70.

We have not seen a pope younger than 70 since then. That is 25 years. A whole generation. In the scheme of things we have been here before, e.g., Pius IX’s reign.

But it is interesting that there is a resurgence of interest in a young pope. That might not happen anytime soon. The trend seems to be with electing cardinals who are over 75.

Food for thought.