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U.S. Cardinal Priest Edward Michael Egan Turns 80, Ceases to be Elector; College Continues at 212; Electors Down to 123.

Edward Michael Egan, ex-New York, turns 80.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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.by Anura Guruge

On Monday, April 2, 2012, U.S. Cardinal Priest Edward Michael Egan [dob: April 2, 1932], turned 80 and ceased to be an elector. He was the Archbishop New York City from May 2000 to February 2009, when approaching his 77th birthday the pope accepted his resignation per the nominal 75-year retirement age specified in Canon 401 § 1 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law for diocesan bishops. He was actually one of six cannon law specialist that reviewed the 1983 code before it was promulgated by Pope John Paul II (#265). He was created a cardinal in February 2001. Of late he has been embattled following his retraction of an apology he made for clergy sex abuse; q.v. link-1 & link-2.

This is the first change to the demographics of the College since March 9, 2012, when 91-year old Philippines Cardinal Priest José Tomás Sánchez died.

He is the 4th cardinal to turn 80 in 2012, and the 2nd following the February 18, 2012 cardinal creating consistory at which the number of electors hit 125 — 5 above the limit. Now it just 3 above.

2012, bar the February 18 consistory, has been a rather quiet year so far for the College. There hasn’t been as many cardinals retiring as there was last year; 6 had retired by April 1, and 5 had turned 80. But, the first death, uncharacteristically late, was on April 1. This year we have, so far, only had one retirement. But, there has already been two deaths.

New York, New York

The College continues at 212 (still a record), with the electors at 123 — still 3 too many.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura Guruge


As of February April 2, 2012, there are 123 cardinal electors with 89 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 58% of cardinals.]

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The College as of April 2, 2012 is at 212.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

April 2, 2012: 80-Year old U.S. Cardinal Edward Michael Egan ceases to be elector.
** College continues at 212, electors down to 123 **

March 9, 2012: 91-Year Old Philippines Cardinal José Tomás Sánchez Dies.
** College down to 212, electors continue at 124 **

March 8, 2012: 80-Year old Guatemalan Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño ceases to be elector.
** College continues at 213, electors down to 124 **

February 18, 2012: 22 cardinals, 18 electors and 4 non-electors created.
** College at an all time high of 213, electors bumped up to 125, 5 above the limit **

February 1, 2012: 88-Year old U.S. Cardinal Priest Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua Dies.
** College down to 192, electors continue at 107 **

January 13, 2012: 80-Year old Chinese Cardinal Priest Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, S.D.B. ceased to be a cardinal elector.
** College continues at 192, electors down to 107 **

January 6, 2012: 80-Year old Portuguese Cardinal Bishop José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F. ceased to be a cardinal elector.
** College continues at 192, electors down to 108 **

January 5, 2012: 76-Year old Italian Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli retires as Major Penitentiary.
** College continues at 192, electors continue at 109 **

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Changes to the College in 2011. Click image for post.

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2011 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Refer to this post for changes in 2010 and 2009.

Cardinal Edwin Frederick O’Brien Drops The ‘Acting’ To Become The Grand Master

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

by Anura Guruge

U.S. Edwin Frederick O’Brien [dob: April 8, 1939] was appointed Pro-Grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem on August 29, 2011 — where the ‘Pro‘, signifying ‘acting‘ related to him not being a cardinal.

O’Brien was the replacement for the ailing, US Cardinal Deacon John Patrick Foley [dob Nov. 11, 1935], the prior Grand Master of this order, who formally retired as August 29, 2011 — though he, known to be terminally ill, had submitted his letter of resignation to the pope, in February 2011 and left Rome shortly afterwards having met with the pope two days after tendering his resignation.

Foley was to die on December 11, 2011 — the last cardinal to die that year.

O’Brien was created a Cardinal Deacon at the February 18, 2012 consistory and was given Foley’s old deaconry. Now that he is a cardinal the ‘Pro’ part of his title was removed today. He is now the Grand Master of the Order. Prior to being named to head this order he was the Archbishop of Baltimore from July 2007 to June 2008.

Flag of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre over the Palazzo della Rovere, the Order's international headquarters

 

91-Year Old Philippines Cardinal José Tomás Sánchez Dies, College Down to 212; Electors Continue at 124

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

Philippines Cardinal José Tomás Sánchez who would have turned 92 next week.

by Anura Guruge

On Friday, March 9, 2012, [Philippine time], 91-year old Philippines Cardinal Priest José Tomás Sánchez [dob: St. Patrick’s Day, 1920], died in San Juan City, Philippines, of multiple organ failure. He was the 7th oldest cardinal in the College. He was the Archbishop of the metropolitan see of Nueva Segovia, Philippines from 1982 to 1986. He was created a cardinal deacon in June 1991 and within a fortnight appointed as Prefect, Congregation for the Clergy. He would hold that post till June 1996, when he retired age 76. He opted in February 2002 per jus optionis to become a cardinal priest — his deaconry elevated pro hac vice.

He is the second cardinal to die this year. The first having been 88-year old, embattled, U.S. cardinal Cardinal Priest Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia on February 1. At this point last year there had been no cardinal deaths.

This is the second change to the College since the February 18, 2012 cardinal creating consistory, the first having been yesterday when a Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño aged out. [For more stats post consistory.] The College is now down one from its all time high of 213. The Philippines is down to two cardinals, only one an elector. They will be even less happy than they have been since the names for the last consistory were announced.

The College is down to 212 (still a record), with the electors at 124 — still 4 too many.

Metro Manila, Philippines -- the Financial District

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura Guruge


As of February March 9, 2012, there are 124 cardinal electors with 88 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 58% of cardinals.]

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The College as of March 9, 2012 is at 212.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

March 9, 2012: 91-Year Old Philippines Cardinal José Tomás Sánchez Dies.
** College down to 212, electors continue at 124 **

March 8, 2012: 80-Year old Guatemalan Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño ceases to be elector.
** College continues at 213, electors down to 124 **

February 18, 2012: 22 cardinals, 18 electors and 4 non-electors created.
** College at an all time high of 213, electors bumped up to 125, 5 above the limit **

February 1, 2012: 88-Year old U.S. Cardinal Priest Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua Dies.
** College down to 192, electors continue at 107 **

January 13, 2012: 80-Year old Chinese Cardinal Priest Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, S.D.B. ceased to be a cardinal elector.
** College continues at 192, electors down to 107 **

January 6, 2012: 80-Year old Portuguese Cardinal Bishop José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F. ceased to be a cardinal elector.
** College continues at 192, electors down to 108 **

January 5, 2012: 76-Year old Italian Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli retires as Major Penitentiary.
** College continues at 192, electors continue at 109 **

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Changes to the College in 2011. Click image for post.

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2011 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Refer to this post for changes in 2010 and 2009.

Guatemalan Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño Turns 80, Ceases to be Elector; College Continues at 213, Electors Down to 124

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

Rodolfo Quezada Toruño
Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Guatemala's only cardinal ceases to be an elector.

by Anura Guruge

On Thursday, March 8, 2012, Cardinal Priest Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Guatemala’s only cardinal, turned 80 and ceased to be an elector. He was the Archbishop of Guatemala from June 2001 to October 2010, retiring per the nominal 75 year rule of Canon 401 § 1 of the 1983 Code, when he was 78. He was created in October 2003 at Pope John Paul II’s (#265) last cardinal creating consistory.

This is the first change to the College since the February 18, 2012 cardinal creating consistory. [For more stats post consistory.]

His aging out reduces the electors to 124 — still 4 above the 120 limit. Here is the schedule as to how the other 4 will get aged out, barring deaths.

The last change to the College prior to the consistory was on February 1, 2012 when 88-year old, embattled, U.S. cardinal Cardinal Priest Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, died.

The College continues at 213, but the electors down to 124 — still 4 too many.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura Guruge

Guatemala City by night.

As of February March 8, 2012, there are 124 cardinal electors with 89 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 58% of cardinals.]

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The College as of February 18, 2012 has been at 213.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

March 8, 2012: Guatemalan Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño ceases to be elector.
** College continues at 213, electors down to 124 **

February 18, 2012: 22 cardinals, 18 electors and 4 non-electors created.
** College at an all time high of 213, electors bumped up to 125, 5 above the limit **

February 1, 2012: 88-Year old U.S. Cardinal Priest Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua Dies.
** College down to 192, electors continue at 107 **

January 13, 2012: 80-Year old Chinese Cardinal Priest Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, S.D.B. ceased to be a cardinal elector.
** College continues at 192, electors down to 107 **

January 6, 2012: 80-Year old Portuguese Cardinal Bishop José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F. ceased to be a cardinal elector.
** College continues at 192, electors down to 108 **

January 5, 2012: 76-Year old Italian Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli retires as Major Penitentiary.
** College continues at 192, electors continue at 109 **

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2012 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Changes to the College in 2011. Click image for post.

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2011 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Refer to this post for changes in 2010 and 2009.

U.S. 88-Year Cardinal Priest Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua Dies; College Down To 191, Electors Continue At 107

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

Embattled Cardinal Bevilacqua.

by Anura Guruge

On Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 88 year old [dob: June 17, 1923] U.S. Cardinal Priest Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, died in his sleep, at his residence, on the outskirts of Philly, in the grounds of the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. He had been the Archbishop of Philadelphia from February 1988 to July 2003 — when he reigned, aged 80, well after the nominal 75-year retirement age. He has been heavily implicated in covering up clerical child sexual abuse — one of them, one of his long-term aides. He, though suffering from dementia, was still facing potential court appearances for his cover up of the crimes when he died.

He is the first cardinal to die in 2012. The previous death, also in Pennsylvania, was that of Cardinal Deacon John Patrick Foley on December 11, 2011. To have a cardinal die in January is not that unusual. Last year was extremely atypical in that the first death was on April Fool’s Day. So this is the first change to the size of the College in 2012 — 18 days ahead of the cardinal creating consistory that will create 22 new cardinals which will bump the size up to 213 barring other deaths.

The College is down to 191, but the electors continue at 107.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura Guruge

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, from lowermerionhistory.org

As of February 1, 2012, there are 107 cardinal electors with 84 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 56% of cardinals.]

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The College as of February 1, 2012 has been at 192.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

February 1, 2012: 88-Year old U.S. Cardinal Priest Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua Dies.
** College down to 192, electors continue at 107 **

January 13, 2012: 80-Year old Chinese Cardinal Priest Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, S.D.B. ceased to be a cardinal elector.
** College continues at 192, electors down to 107 **

January 6, 2012: 80-Year old Portuguese Cardinal Bishop José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F. ceased to be a cardinal elector.
** College continues at 192, electors down to 108 **

January 5, 2012: 76-Year old Italian Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli retires as Major Penitentiary.
** College continues at 192, electors continue at 109 **

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2012 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Changes to the College in 2011. Click image for post.

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2011 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Refer to this post for changes in 2010 and 2009.