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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


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Papal Historian & Author


Cardinal Loris Francesco Capovilla Turns 100, 2 Years From Becoming The Oldest (Known) Cardinal.

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Loris Francesco Capovilla

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. The Wikipedia entry for the cardinal. To access original use this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loris_Francesco_Capovilla

His greatest (and deserved) claim to fame, faithful, ever present private secretary to  Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli (later Pope John XXIII) from 1958 to the pope’s death in 1963 (and he was at the bedside).

Here seen walking behind the pope, in 1958, at the Vatican, early into the papacy. His appointment as secretary was one of the new pope’s first acts.

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Two extracts relating to Cardinal Capovilla from my “Pope John XXIII: 101 Facts & Trivia” book.

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Cardinal Capovilla has a commanding lead as the oldest living cardinal as clearly illustrated in my new Excel spreadsheet for the College. Click to ENLARGE.
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As far as we know, based on current documentation, the OLDEST cardinal was Portuguese Dom Jorge da Costa [1406 to Sept. 18, 1508]. He is said to have been 102 when he died though this exact birthdate is not known! He, once the Archbishop of Lisbon (and then of Braga), was created in 1476 — when he would have been 70.

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We have had a cardinal who lived to be 101 in recent times. He was Italian, Corrado Bafile (4 July 1903 – 3 February 2005). Unlike with da Costa we know his exact birthdate.

So he was 101 years, 6 months and 4 weeks old when he died. So Cardinal Capovilla needs to live for another 1.5 years to catch up with him.

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Cardinal Bafile, nuncio to Germany, in 1954 with the Chancellor.

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.


79-Year Old Filipino Cardinal Priest Gaudencio Borbon Rosales Retires; College and Electors Remain Unchanged

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79-year old Gaudencio ("Dency") Borbon Rosales retires from Manila

by Anura Guruge

On October 13, 2011, the pope, Benedict XVI (#266) accepted the resignation of 79-Year Old Cardinal Gaudencio (“Dency”) Borbon Rosales [dob: August 10, 1932] as the Archbishop of Manila, Philippines — a post that he had held since September 2003. Two months past his 79th birthday the popular Archbishop was well past the nominal 75 year retirement age per Canon 401 § 1 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law. He is being replaced by a well-know theologian, 54-year old Most. Rev. Luis Antonio Tagle of the Diocese of Imus, Cavite, a suffragan of Manila. Given the significance of Manila there is a chance that he will be created a cardinal in the next 36 months.

Archbishop Rosales was created a cardinal priest in March 2006. He will turn 80 next August and thus cease to be an elector. The latest thinking is that the next cardinal creating consistory will be in October or November 2012. If that were to be the case, Philippines the world’s third largest Catholic nation will be without a cardinal elector for a few months. The Catholics of the Philippines will not be happy. The only consolation is that I do not think that there will be a conclave in 2012 — even though on February 29, 2012 the pope becomes the 6th oldest pope since 1400, leapfrogging over his predecessor John Paul II (#265).

Cardinal Rosales retirement from Manila does not change the size of the College, which remains at 193, or the number of electors, viz. 113, since he is still an elector. All that the retirement did was increase the number of retired cardinals by 1 and decrease those that were Archbishops by 1.

Barring other changes the next change to the number of electors will take place on November 4, 2011 when the rogue cardinal, who should be in prison rather than in Rome, turns 80.