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Cardinal Patriarch Emmanuel III Delly Retires As Head Of Chalden Church; College Continues At 211. Electors Stay At 119. Non-Electors 92.

85 year old Emmanuel III Delly retires
85 year old Emmanuel III Delly retires

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.


by Anura Guruge.

On Wednesday, December 19, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI (#266) accepted the resignation [i.e., permitted retirement] of Iraqi Cardinal Patriarch, Emmanuel III Delly [dob: Sept. 27, 1927] as the head of the Chaldean Church. Western archbishops, per Canon Law 401 of the 1983 Code, need to submit their resignation when they turn 75. The criteria are different for Oriental Rites patriarchs such as Sfeir. There is a separate set of Canons for the Eastern Churches — the 1990 Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches (CCEO). Canon 126 of CCEO, viz. ‘ Canon 126 – §1. The patriarchal see becomes vacant at the death or resignation of the patriarch. §2. The synod of bishops of the patriarchal Church is competent to accept the resignation of the patriarch, having consulted with the Roman Pontiff, unless the patriarch approaches the Roman Pontiff directly.’ covers this aspect. Note, that in major contrast to the Western Code there is no age limit specified for the Oriental Patriarchs. In February 26, 2011, Cardinal Patriarch Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, then 90, retired as the Patriarch of Antiochia of the Maronites. This is the first Oriental Patriarch to retire as of then.

Delly was ordained in 1952, and became a titular bishop in 1962. We was elected patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans on December 3, 2003. It was then that he assumed the name ‘Emmanuel III‘. He was created a Cardinal Patriarch in November 2007, a few weeks after his 80th birthday. So he has never been an elector.

Today’s retirement comes 11 days after the last change to the College, the aging out of Brazilian Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I. It is the 32nd change to the College this year. At this time last year there had been 35 changes. This retirement does not change the size of the College or the number of electors.

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The College continues at 211 (still quite high), with the electors at 119 — one short of the magic ‘120’ mark.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of December 19, 2012, there are 119 cardinal electors with 92 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 56% of cardinals.]

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The College as of November 24, 2012 is at 211.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

Dec. 19, 2012: 85-year Old Cardinal Patriarch Emmanuel III Delly Retires;
** College continues at 211, electors continue at 119 **

Dec. 8, 2012Brazilian Cardinal Priest Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I. Turns 80;
** College continues at 211, electors down to 119 **

Nov. 24, 2012: 6 new Cardinal Electors created;
** College at 211, electors at 120 **

Nov. 23, 2012: Italian Cardinal Deacon Renato Raffaele Martino Turns 80;
** College continues at 205, electors down to 114 **

Nov. 1, 2012: Nigerian Cardinal Bishop Francis Arinze Turns 80;
** College continues at 205, electors down to 115 **

Sept. 21, 2012: 77 Year Old Italian Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli Dies;
** College down to 205, electors down to 116 **

Sept. 13, 2012: Colombian Cardinal Priest Pedro Rubiano Sáenz Turns 80;
** College continues at 206, electors down to 117 **

August 31, 2012: 85-Year Old, Italian Cardinal Priest Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., Dies;
** College down to 206, electors continue at 118 **

August 24, 2012: English Cardinal Priest Cormac Murphy-O’Connor Turns 80;
** College continues at 207, electors down to 118 **

August 22, 2012: Taiwan Cardinal Priest Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, S.J. dies At 88;
** College down to 207, electors continue at 119 **

August 10, 2012Filipino Cardinal Priest Gaudencio Borbon Rosales turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 119 **

July 26, 2012: U.S. Cardinal Priest James Francis Stafford turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 120 **

July 9, 2012: 91-Year old Brazilian Cardinal Priest Eugênio de Araújo Sales dies;
** College down to 208, electors continue at 121 **

July 2, 2012: 76-Year old U.S. Cardinal Priest William Joseph Levada Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 26, 2012: 75-Year old Italian Cardinal Priest Ennio Antonelli Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 13, 2012: 80-Year old Swiss Cardinal Priest Henri Schwery ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 209, electors down to 121 **

June 9, 2012: 78-Year Italian Cardinal Deacon Raffaele Farina, S.D.B. Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 122 **

June 5, 2012: 80-Year Guatemalan Cardinal Priest Rodolfo Quezada Toruño Dies;
** College down to 209, electors continue at 122 ***

May 25, 2012: 75- year old Nigerian, Cardinal Priest Anthony Olubunmi Okogie Retires;
** College continues at 210, electors continue at 122 ***

May 17, 2012: 80- year old Czech Cardinal Priest Miloslav Vlk ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 210, electors down to 122 ***

May 10, 2012: 80-year old South Korean, Cardinal Priest Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk Retires; ** College continues at 210, electors continue at 123 ***

April 10, 2012: 89-year old Puerto Rican, Cardinal Priest Luis Aponte Martínez Dies;
** College down to 210, electors continue at 123 **

April 7, 2012: 81-year old Syrian Oriental Rites Patriarch, Cardinal Bishop Ignace Moussa I Daoud Dies; ** College down to 211, electors continue at 123 **

April 5, 2012: 75-Year Old Canadian Cardinal Priest Jean-Claude Turcotte Retired on March 20, 2012; ** College continues at 212, electors continue at 123 **

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.

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Refer to this post for changes in 2010 and 2009.

Brazilian Cardinal Priest Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I., Turns 80; Becomes Non-Elector; College Continues At 211. Electors Down To 119. Non-Electors 92.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

Brazilian Cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I., now a non-elector.
Brazilian Cardinal Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I., now a non-elector.


by Anura Guruge.

On Saturday, December 8, 2012, 14 days after the last cardinal creating consistory which topped up the electors to the max. of 120, Brazilian Cardinal Priest, Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I., turned 80 and thus ceased to be an elector. So the electors are again below 120; probably the fastest this has happened after a cardinal creating consistory. [I need to check.]

He is the 13th cardinal to age out this year. We only had a total of 10 age outs last year.

Today’s aging out was the first change to the College since the cardinal creating consistory of November 24, 2012.

This is the 31st change to the College this year. However, we are two changes down from this time last year. In 2012 the changes came in at an average of 11.3 days between changes. In 2011 this average was ’10’; i.e., 1.3 days faster.

Scheid became the Archbishop of Florianópolis, Brazil, in January 1991. He was transferred to the prestigious see of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, in July 2001. He was created a cardinal priest in October 2003. He retired as Archbishop on February 27, 2009, aged 76 — the nominal retirement age being 75.

Carnival in Rio. I am sorry but I can’t confirm the rumor that Scheid was on that float as a dancer.
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The College continues at 211 (still quite high), with the electors at 119 — one short of the magic ‘120’ mark.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of December 8, 2012, there are 119 cardinal electors with 92 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 56% of cardinals.]

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The College as of November 24, 2012 is at 211.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

Dec. 8, 2012: Brazilian Cardinal Priest Eusébio Oscar Scheid, S.C.I. Turns 80;
** College continues at 211, electors down to 119 **

Nov. 24, 2012: 6 new Cardinal Electors created;
** College at 211, electors at 120 **

Nov. 23, 2012: Italian Cardinal Deacon Renato Raffaele Martino Turns 80;
** College continues at 205, electors down to 114 **

Nov. 1, 2012: Nigerian Cardinal Bishop Francis Arinze Turns 80;
** College continues at 205, electors down to 115 **

Sept. 21, 2012: 77 Year Old Italian Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli Dies;
** College down to 205, electors down to 116 **

Sept. 13, 2012: Colombian Cardinal Priest Pedro Rubiano Sáenz Turns 80;
** College continues at 206, electors down to 117 **

August 31, 2012: 85-Year Old, Italian Cardinal Priest Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., Dies;
** College down to 206, electors continue at 118 **

August 24, 2012: English Cardinal Priest Cormac Murphy-O’Connor Turns 80;
** College continues at 207, electors down to 118 **

August 22, 2012: Taiwan Cardinal Priest Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, S.J. dies At 88;
** College down to 207, electors continue at 119 **

August 10, 2012Filipino Cardinal Priest Gaudencio Borbon Rosales turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 119 **

July 26, 2012: U.S. Cardinal Priest James Francis Stafford turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 120 **

July 9, 2012: 91-Year old Brazilian Cardinal Priest Eugênio de Araújo Sales dies;
** College down to 208, electors continue at 121 **

July 2, 2012: 76-Year old U.S. Cardinal Priest William Joseph Levada Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 26, 2012: 75-Year old Italian Cardinal Priest Ennio Antonelli Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 13, 2012: 80-Year old Swiss Cardinal Priest Henri Schwery ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 209, electors down to 121 **

June 9, 2012: 78-Year Italian Cardinal Deacon Raffaele Farina, S.D.B. Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 122 **

June 5, 2012: 80-Year Guatemalan Cardinal Priest Rodolfo Quezada Toruño Dies;
** College down to 209, electors continue at 122 ***

May 25, 2012: 75- year old Nigerian, Cardinal Priest Anthony Olubunmi Okogie Retires;
** College continues at 210, electors continue at 122 ***

May 17, 2012: 80- year old Czech Cardinal Priest Miloslav Vlk ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 210, electors down to 122 ***

May 10, 2012: 80-year old South Korean, Cardinal Priest Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk Retires; ** College continues at 210, electors continue at 123 ***

April 10, 2012: 89-year old Puerto Rican, Cardinal Priest Luis Aponte Martínez Dies;
** College down to 210, electors continue at 123 **

April 7, 2012: 81-year old Syrian Oriental Rites Patriarch, Cardinal Bishop Ignace Moussa I Daoud Dies; ** College down to 211, electors continue at 123 **

April 5, 2012: 75-Year Old Canadian Cardinal Priest Jean-Claude Turcotte Retired on March 20, 2012; ** College continues at 212, electors continue at 123 **

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.

Post November 24, 2012 Cardinal Creating Consistory; College At 211. Electors At 120. Non-Electors 91.

by Anura GurugeAnura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011..

On Saturday, November 24, 2012, the day before the Feast of Christ the King, Pope Benedict XVI (#266), in his 5th cardinal creating consistory (the second on November 24), created 6 new cardinals; all under the age of 80.

The 6 new cardinals were: James Michael Harvey (U.S.A), Béchara Boutros Raï, O.M.M. (Lebanon), Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (India), John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan (Nigeria), Rubén Salazar Gómez (Colombia) & Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle (Philippines).

Click here for all their details.

Two assumptions until mid-Saturday:
1/ Assumed that James Harvey will be created a Cardinal Deacon.
2/ No other changes to the existing College prior to or during consistory.

The electors will be at their full legal complement of 120 for 14 days when the next cardinal will turn 80 reducing the number down to 119.

The 211 size of the College, though large, is not a record. Following the prior cardinal creating consistory in February 2012 the College was up to 213, the all time high water mark.

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The College is at 211, with the electors at 120 — the full legal complement.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of November 24, 2012, there are 120 cardinal electors with 91 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 57% of cardinals.]

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The College as of November 24, 2012 is at 211.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

Nov. 24, 2012: 6 new Cardinal Electors created;
** College at 211, electors at 120 **

Nov. 23, 2012: Italian Cardinal Deacon Renato Raffaele Martino Turns 80;
** College continues at 205, electors down to 114 **

Nov. 1, 2012: Nigerian Cardinal Bishop Francis Arinze Turns 80;
** College continues at 205, electors down to 115 **

Sept. 21, 2012: 77 Year Old Italian Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli Dies;
** College down to 205, electors down to 116 **

Sept. 13, 2012: Colombian Cardinal Priest Pedro Rubiano Sáenz Turns 80;
** College continues at 206, electors down to 117 **

August 31, 2012: 85-Year Old, Italian Cardinal Priest Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., Dies;
** College down to 206, electors continue at 118 **

August 24, 2012: English Cardinal Priest Cormac Murphy-O’Connor Turns 80;
** College continues at 207, electors down to 118 **

August 22, 2012: Taiwan Cardinal Priest Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, S.J. dies At 88;
** College down to 207, electors continue at 119 **

August 10, 2012Filipino Cardinal Priest Gaudencio Borbon Rosales turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 119 **

July 26, 2012: U.S. Cardinal Priest James Francis Stafford turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 120 **

July 9, 2012: 91-Year old Brazilian Cardinal Priest Eugênio de Araújo Sales dies;
** College down to 208, electors continue at 121 **

July 2, 2012: 76-Year old U.S. Cardinal Priest William Joseph Levada Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 26, 2012: 75-Year old Italian Cardinal Priest Ennio Antonelli Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 13, 2012: 80-Year old Swiss Cardinal Priest Henri Schwery ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 209, electors down to 121 **

June 9, 2012: 78-Year Italian Cardinal Deacon Raffaele Farina, S.D.B. Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 122 **

June 5, 2012: 80-Year Guatemalan Cardinal Priest Rodolfo Quezada Toruño Dies;
** College down to 209, electors continue at 122 ***

May 25, 2012: 75- year old Nigerian, Cardinal Priest Anthony Olubunmi Okogie Retires;
** College continues at 210, electors continue at 122 ***

May 17, 2012: 80- year old Czech Cardinal Priest Miloslav Vlk ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 210, electors down to 122 ***

May 10, 2012: 80-year old South Korean, Cardinal Priest Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk Retires; ** College continues at 210, electors continue at 123 ***

April 10, 2012: 89-year old Puerto Rican, Cardinal Priest Luis Aponte Martínez Dies;
** College down to 210, electors continue at 123 **

April 7, 2012: 81-year old Syrian Oriental Rites Patriarch, Cardinal Bishop Ignace Moussa I Daoud Dies; ** College down to 211, electors continue at 123 **

April 5, 2012: 75-Year Old Canadian Cardinal Priest Jean-Claude Turcotte Retired on March 20, 2012; ** College continues at 212, electors continue at 123 **

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.

Italian Cardinal Deacon Renato Raffaele Martino Turns 80; Becomes Non-Elector; College Continues At 205. Electors Down To 114. Non-Electors 91.

Cardinal Deacon Renato Raffaele Martino, now a non-elector.

by Anura GurugeAnura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011..

On Friday, November 23, 2012, the Friday before the Feast of Christ the King (once again to be commemorated this year with a cardinal creating consistory on its eve), Italian Cardinal Deacon, Renato Raffaele Martino turned 80 and thus ceased to be an elector.

He is the 12th cardinal to age out this year, his aging out providing the 6th vacancy for the forthcoming November 24, 2012 cardinal creating consistory. Only 10 cardinals aged out last year. But, we had more retirements last year. Consequently, the average age at which changes to the College have occurred this year, i.e., 80.9 years, is a full year higher than it was for 2011.

Today’s aging out was the first change to the College in 22 days. The last change was on Nov. 1, 2012 when Cardinal Bishop Arinze turned 80. At this time last year we had had two more change than this year. This years ‘days between changes’ has gone up to 11.5 days, cf. 10 for 2011.

This is the 5th cardinal deacon related change this year, the last on Sept. 21 when Cardinal Baldelli died, aged 77.

Martino was a career curialist, having entered the Holy See diplomatic service in 1962, when only 29 years old. He became a titular archbishop in September 1980, aged 47. He was the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the U.N. He became the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (Justitia et Pax) in October 2002; a month ahead of his 70th birthday. He held that post until October 2009, then close to 77 retiring per the nominal ’75 year’ age limit for curial cardinals.

 

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The College continues at 205 (still ahead of the 203 mark set at the November 2010 consistory), with the electors at 114 — giving us 6 elector vacancies for a fleeting ‘1 day’ grace period prior to the November 24, 2012 cardinal creating consistory.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of November 23, 2012, there are 114 cardinal electors with 91 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 56% of cardinals.]

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The College as of September 21, 2012 is at 205.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

Nov. 23, 2012: Italian Cardinal Deacon Renato Raffaele Martino Turns 80;
** College continues at 205, electors down to 114 **

Nov. 1, 2012: Nigerian Cardinal Bishop Francis Arinze Turns 80;
** College continues at 205, electors down to 115 **

Sept. 21, 2012: 77 Year Old Italian Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli Dies;
** College down to 205, electors down to 116 **

Sept. 13, 2012: Colombian Cardinal Priest Pedro Rubiano Sáenz Turns 80;
** College continues at 206, electors down to 117 **

August 31, 2012: 85-Year Old, Italian Cardinal Priest Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., Dies;
** College down to 206, electors continue at 118 **

August 24, 2012: English Cardinal Priest Cormac Murphy-O’Connor Turns 80;
** College continues at 207, electors down to 118 **

August 22, 2012: Taiwan Cardinal Priest Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, S.J. dies At 88;
** College down to 207, electors continue at 119 **

August 10, 2012Filipino Cardinal Priest Gaudencio Borbon Rosales turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 119 **

July 26, 2012: U.S. Cardinal Priest James Francis Stafford turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 120 **

July 9, 2012: 91-Year old Brazilian Cardinal Priest Eugênio de Araújo Sales dies;
** College down to 208, electors continue at 121 **

July 2, 2012: 76-Year old U.S. Cardinal Priest William Joseph Levada Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 26, 2012: 75-Year old Italian Cardinal Priest Ennio Antonelli Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 13, 2012: 80-Year old Swiss Cardinal Priest Henri Schwery ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 209, electors down to 121 **

June 9, 2012: 78-Year Italian Cardinal Deacon Raffaele Farina, S.D.B. Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 122 **

June 5, 2012: 80-Year Guatemalan Cardinal Priest Rodolfo Quezada Toruño Dies;
** College down to 209, electors continue at 122 ***

May 25, 2012: 75- year old Nigerian, Cardinal Priest Anthony Olubunmi Okogie Retires;
** College continues at 210, electors continue at 122 ***

May 17, 2012: 80- year old Czech Cardinal Priest Miloslav Vlk ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 210, electors down to 122 ***

May 10, 2012: 80-year old South Korean, Cardinal Priest Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk Retires; ** College continues at 210, electors continue at 123 ***

April 10, 2012: 89-year old Puerto Rican, Cardinal Priest Luis Aponte Martínez Dies;
** College down to 210, electors continue at 123 **

April 7, 2012: 81-year old Syrian Oriental Rites Patriarch, Cardinal Bishop Ignace Moussa I Daoud Dies; ** College down to 211, electors continue at 123 **

April 5, 2012: 75-Year Old Canadian Cardinal Priest Jean-Claude Turcotte Retired on March 20, 2012; ** College continues at 212, electors continue at 123 **

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.

Nigerian Cardinal Bishop Francis Arinze Turns 80; Becomes Non-Elector; College Continues At 205. Electors Down To 115. Non-Electors 90.

Cardinal Bishop Francis Arinze.

by Anura GurugeAnura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011..

On Thursday, November 1, 2012, All Saints Day, Nigerian Cardinal Bishop, Francis Arinze turned 80 and thus ceased to be an elector. He was considered by the popular media, particularly so in the British-influenced English media, as a leading papbile in 2005, though the indications are that he got few, if any, votes at the conclave. Some have continued to promote him, contrary to much evidence that would contradict the possibility of the next pope being non-white, as a papbile. That he has now turned 80 might finally, thank God, put an end to this pipe dream because most are willing to contend that the electors might be a tad hesitant to elect a pope who is beyond 80 (a non-white to boot) — the only possible exception to this over-80 ‘rule’ being Lord Bertone, in a couple of year.

He is the 11th cardinal to age out this year, another aging out on November 23 to provide the 6 vacancies for the forthcoming November 24, 2012 cardinal creating consistory. Only 10 cardinals aged out last year. But, we had more retirements last year. Consequently, the average age at which changes to the College have occurred this year, i.e., 80.9 years, is a full year higher than it was for 2011.

Today’s aging out was the first change to the College in 41 days. That is unusual though we had a 49-day hiatus last year. At this time last year we had had one more change than this year. This years ‘days between changes’ has gone up to 11.1 days, cf. 10 for 2011.

We now only have two Cardinal Bishop electors. Not a problem. We actually don’t need any for a conclave. The senior most Cardinal Priest can legitimately deputize without any problems.

Arinze became a titular bishop in July 1965, aged 32. He was an Archbishop 23 months later. Became a curialist in May 1985 and was created a Cardinal Deacon that same month. Opted to become a Cardinal Priest, per jus optionis, in January 1996. Promoted to being a Cardinal Bishop in April 25, 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI (#266) six days after becoming pope!

Nigeria is down to one elector but will have another created on November 24th.

The last cardinal to age out was Cardinal Priest Pedro Rubiano Sáenz 49 days ago.

The College continues at 205 (still ahead of the 203 mark set at the November 2010 consistory), with the electors at 115 — giving us 5 elector vacancies.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of November 1, 2012, there are 115 cardinal electors with 90 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 56% of cardinals.]

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The College as of September 21, 2012 is at 205.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

Nov. 1, 2012: Nigerian Cardinal Bishop Francis Arinze Turns 80;
** College continues at 205, electors down to 115 **

Sept. 21, 2012: 77 Year Old Italian Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli Dies;
** College down to 205, electors down to 116 **

Sept. 13, 2012: Colombian Cardinal Priest Pedro Rubiano Sáenz Turns 80;
** College continues at 206, electors down to 117 **

August 31, 2012: 85-Year Old, Italian Cardinal Priest Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., Dies;
** College down to 206, electors continue at 118 **

August 24, 2012: English Cardinal Priest Cormac Murphy-O’Connor Turns 80;
** College continues at 207, electors down to 118 **

August 22, 2012: Taiwan Cardinal Priest Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, S.J. dies At 88;
** College down to 207, electors continue at 119 **

August 10, 2012Filipino Cardinal Priest Gaudencio Borbon Rosales turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 119 **

July 26, 2012: U.S. Cardinal Priest James Francis Stafford turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 120 **

July 9, 2012: 91-Year old Brazilian Cardinal Priest Eugênio de Araújo Sales dies;
** College down to 208, electors continue at 121 **

July 2, 2012: 76-Year old U.S. Cardinal Priest William Joseph Levada Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 26, 2012: 75-Year old Italian Cardinal Priest Ennio Antonelli Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 13, 2012: 80-Year old Swiss Cardinal Priest Henri Schwery ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 209, electors down to 121 **

June 9, 2012: 78-Year Italian Cardinal Deacon Raffaele Farina, S.D.B. Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 122 **

June 5, 2012: 80-Year Guatemalan Cardinal Priest Rodolfo Quezada Toruño Dies;
** College down to 209, electors continue at 122 ***

May 25, 2012: 75- year old Nigerian, Cardinal Priest Anthony Olubunmi Okogie Retires;
** College continues at 210, electors continue at 122 ***

May 17, 2012: 80- year old Czech Cardinal Priest Miloslav Vlk ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 210, electors down to 122 ***

May 10, 2012: 80-year old South Korean, Cardinal Priest Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk Retires; ** College continues at 210, electors continue at 123 ***

April 10, 2012: 89-year old Puerto Rican, Cardinal Priest Luis Aponte Martínez Dies;
** College down to 210, electors continue at 123 **

April 7, 2012: 81-year old Syrian Oriental Rites Patriarch, Cardinal Bishop Ignace Moussa I Daoud Dies; ** College down to 211, electors continue at 123 **

April 5, 2012: 75-Year Old Canadian Cardinal Priest Jean-Claude Turcotte Retired on March 20, 2012; ** College continues at 212, electors continue at 123 **

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.

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Refer to this post for changes in 2010 and 2009.

77 Year Old Italian Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli Dies; College Down To 205. Electors Down To 116. Non-Electors 89.

Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli, dead at 77.

by Anura GurugeAnura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011..

On Friday, September 21, 2012, Italian Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli [dob: Aug. 6, 1935] died unexpectedly, age 77. His retirement, age 76, as the Major Penitentiary had been accepted by the pope on January 5, 2012 — the first change to the demographics of the College of Cardinals in 2012. He, a career curialist and nuncio, had been the Major Penitentiary since June 2, 2009. He was created at the last cardinal creating consistory on November 20, 2010.

He is the 9th cardinal and the 1st cardinal elector to die this year. The total number of cardinal deaths in 2011 was 9, and that included 2 other electors. So the deaths for 2012 could go up there been another 101 days left. Having two electors die in a year is quite rare. No electors died in either 2010 or 2009. The average number of cardinal deaths in a year, as of 2000, is 7.2. So we are above average.

The last cardinal death was 21 days ago, that of Cardinal Maria Martini, S.J.

This is the 27th change to the College so far this year, the prior change 8 days ago. We are now ahead of last year to this point, changes this year also occurring, on average, once every 10 days — the same as last year.

The College is down to 205 (still ahead of the 203 mark set at the November 2010 consistory), with the electors at 116 — giving us 4 elector vacancies.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of September 21, 2012, there are 116 cardinal electors with 89 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 57% of cardinals.]

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The College as of September 21, 2012 is at 205.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

Sept. 21, 2012: 77 Year Old Italian Cardinal Deacon Fortunato Baldelli Dies;
** College down to 205, electors down to 116 **

Sept. 13, 2012: Colombian Cardinal Priest Pedro Rubiano Sáenz Turns 80;
** College continues at 206, electors down to 117 **

August 31, 2012: 85-Year Old, Italian Cardinal Priest Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., Dies;
** College down to 206, electors continue at 118 **

August 24, 2012: English Cardinal Priest Cormac Murphy-O’Connor Turns 80;
** College continues at 207, electors down to 118 **

August 22, 2012: Taiwan Cardinal Priest Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, S.J. dies At 88;
** College down to 207, electors continue at 119 **

August 10, 2012Filipino Cardinal Priest Gaudencio Borbon Rosales turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 119 **

July 26, 2012: U.S. Cardinal Priest James Francis Stafford turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 120 **

July 9, 2012: 91-Year old Brazilian Cardinal Priest Eugênio de Araújo Sales dies;
** College down to 208, electors continue at 121 **

July 2, 2012: 76-Year old U.S. Cardinal Priest William Joseph Levada Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 26, 2012: 75-Year old Italian Cardinal Priest Ennio Antonelli Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 13, 2012: 80-Year old Swiss Cardinal Priest Henri Schwery ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 209, electors down to 121 **

June 9, 2012: 78-Year Italian Cardinal Deacon Raffaele Farina, S.D.B. Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 122 **

June 5, 2012: 80-Year Guatemalan Cardinal Priest Rodolfo Quezada Toruño Dies;
** College down to 209, electors continue at 122 ***

May 25, 2012: 75- year old Nigerian, Cardinal Priest Anthony Olubunmi Okogie Retires;
** College continues at 210, electors continue at 122 ***

May 17, 2012: 80- year old Czech Cardinal Priest Miloslav Vlk ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 210, electors down to 122 ***

May 10, 2012: 80-year old South Korean, Cardinal Priest Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk Retires; ** College continues at 210, electors continue at 123 ***

April 10, 2012: 89-year old Puerto Rican, Cardinal Priest Luis Aponte Martínez Dies;
** College down to 210, electors continue at 123 **

April 7, 2012: 81-year old Syrian Oriental Rites Patriarch, Cardinal Bishop Ignace Moussa I Daoud Dies; ** College down to 211, electors continue at 123 **

April 5, 2012: 75-Year Old Canadian Cardinal Priest Jean-Claude Turcotte Retired on March 20, 2012; ** College continues at 212, electors continue at 123 **

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.

Colombian Cardinal Priest Pedro Rubiano Sáenz Turns 80; Becomes Non-Elector; College Continues At 206. Electors Down To 117. Non-Electors 89.

Cardinal Pedro Rubiano Sáenz now a non-elector.

by Anura GurugeAnura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011..

On Friday, September 13, 2012, Colombian Cardinal Priest Pedro Rubiano Sáenz [dob: Sept. 13, 1932]turned 80 and thus ceased to be a cardinal elector. He was the Archbishop of Bogotá from December 1994 to July 2010 when he retired well into his 77th year, two years above the nominal retirement age per Canon 401 § 1 of the 1984 Code. He was created a Cardinal Priest in February 2001 and participated in the 2005 conclave.

With his aging out, Colombia, nominally 75% Catholic (that being the official religion), will no longer have a cardinal elector; just two non-electors.

He is the 10th cardinal to turn 80 in 2012 — that being the total ‘turned 80’ count for last year, and we have still another three months ago. The next scheduled to turn 80 is Paddy Power’s perennial papabile, the Nigerian Francis Arinze, on November 1, 2012. The prior cardinal to turn 80 was English Cardinal Priest Cormac Murphy-O’Connor on August 23, 2012.

This is the 26th change to the College so far this year, the prior change 13 days ago. We are now one change ahead of last year to this point, changes this year occurring on average every 10.1 days — a tad slower than last year.

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Bogotá by night from the air.

The College is down to 206 (still ahead of the 203 mark set at the November 2010 consistory), with the electors at 117 — giving us 3 elector vacancies.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of September 13, 2012, there are 117 cardinal electors with 89 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 57% of cardinals.]

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The College as of August 31, 2012 is at 206.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

Sept. 13, 2012: Colombian Cardinal Priest Pedro Rubiano Sáenz Turns 80;
** College continues at 206, electors down to 117 **

August 31, 2012: 85-Year Old, Italian Cardinal Priest Carlo Maria Martini, S.J., Dies;
** College down to 206, electors continue at 118 **

August 24, 2012: English Cardinal Priest Cormac Murphy-O’Connor Turns 80;
** College continues at 207, electors down to 118 **

August 22, 2012: Taiwan Cardinal Priest Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, S.J. dies At 88;
** College down to 207, electors continue at 119 **

August 10, 2012Filipino Cardinal Priest Gaudencio Borbon Rosales turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 119 **

July 26, 2012: U.S. Cardinal Priest James Francis Stafford turns 80;
** College continues at 208, electors down to 120 **

July 9, 2012: 91-Year old Brazilian Cardinal Priest Eugênio de Araújo Sales dies;
** College down to 208, electors continue at 121 **

July 2, 2012: 76-Year old U.S. Cardinal Priest William Joseph Levada Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 26, 2012: 75-Year old Italian Cardinal Priest Ennio Antonelli Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 121 **

June 13, 2012: 80-Year old Swiss Cardinal Priest Henri Schwery ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 209, electors down to 121 **

June 9, 2012: 78-Year Italian Cardinal Deacon Raffaele Farina, S.D.B. Retires;
** College continues at 209, electors continue at 122 **

June 5, 2012: 80-Year Guatemalan Cardinal Priest Rodolfo Quezada Toruño Dies;
** College down to 209, electors continue at 122 ***

May 25, 2012: 75- year old Nigerian, Cardinal Priest Anthony Olubunmi Okogie Retires;
** College continues at 210, electors continue at 122 ***

May 17, 2012: 80- year old Czech Cardinal Priest Miloslav Vlk ceases to be elector;
** College continues at 210, electors down to 122 ***

May 10, 2012: 80-year old South Korean, Cardinal Priest Nicholas Cheong Jin-Suk Retires; ** College continues at 210, electors continue at 123 ***

April 10, 2012: 89-year old Puerto Rican, Cardinal Priest Luis Aponte Martínez Dies;
** College down to 210, electors continue at 123 **

April 7, 2012: 81-year old Syrian Oriental Rites Patriarch, Cardinal Bishop Ignace Moussa I Daoud Dies; ** College down to 211, electors continue at 123 **

April 5, 2012: 75-Year Old Canadian Cardinal Priest Jean-Claude Turcotte Retired on March 20, 2012; ** College continues at 212, electors continue at 123 **

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.