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Italian Papabile Curial Cardinal Ennio Antonelli Retires At 75; College Continues at 209, Electors Continue at 121.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge

On Tuesday, June 26, 2012, the Vatican announced that the pope, Benedict XVI (#266), had accepted the resignation of Italian Cardinal Priest Ennio Antonelli [dob:Nov. 18, 1936] as the President, Pontifical Council for the Family per Canon 354 of the 1983 Code that requires cardinal heads of curial dicasteries to tender their retirement to the pope when they turn 75. Cardinal Antonelli 75th birthday was only 221 days ago. He was the 2nd youngest retirement pending curial cardinal. While it is perfectly kosher for the pope to accept his retirement at this stage, it does seems somewhat incongruous given that most cardinals stay in post for at least 18 months past their 75th birthday — unless they are very ill or have displeased the pope. Read this post.

Cardinal Antonelli is the 6th cardinal to retire in 2012. He continues to be an elector. So this retirement only changes the employment picture of the College — one more ’emeritus’ joining the ranks.

This is the 18th change to the College so far this year. After slow, sluggish start we have drawn level with the changes last year; the changes this year occurring, on average, every 10.2 days compared to 10.0 for last year.

Salone Sistino: general view of the glass wall looking towards the galleries of the Vatican Museum — provided by the Vatican Library

The College continues at 209 (still a record), with the electors at 121 — still 1 too many.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of June 13, 2012, there are 121 cardinal electors with 88 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 57% of cardinals.]

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The College as of June 5, 2012 is at 209.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

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.

Swiss Cardinal Priest Henri Schwery Turns 80, Ceases To Be An Elector; College Continues At 209, Electors Down To 121.

Cardinal Henri Schwery ceases to be an elector.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge

On Thursday, June 14, 2012, Swiss Cardinal Priest Henri Schwery [dob:June 14, 1932], turned 80 and ceased to be an elector. He was the Bishop of Sion [Switzerland] from September 1977 to April 1, 1995, when aged 63 (for reasons I cannot find or fathom) he retired. He was created in June 1991. Following his retirement he was sent as the special envoy of the pope to a couple of events in France in the ensuing two years.

Switzerland is now down to one cardinal elector, the youthful, 2010-created Kurt Koch.

Cardinal Schwery is the 6th cardinal to age-out in 2012.

This is the 17th change to the College so far this year; just one down from the changes to this point last year.

Sion, Switzerland, Cardinal Schwery old seat.

The College continues at 209 (still a record), with the electors at 121 — still 1 too many.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of June 14, 2012, there are 122 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 June 5, 2012 is at 209.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

June 9, 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.

78-Year Italian Cardinal Deacon Raffaele Farina, S.D.B. Retires; College Continues At 209, Electors Continue At 122

Cardinal Raffaele Farina, S.D.B., the oldest curialist prior to retirement

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge

On June 9, 2012, a Saturday, the Vatican announced that the pope had accepted the resignation of Italian Cardinal Deacon Raffaele Farina, S.D.B. [dob: Sept. 24, 1933], as the Archivist and Librarian of the Holy Roman Church. At 78 he was the oldest of the current curialists, Canon 354 of the 1983 Code requiring cardinal heads of curial dicasteries to tender their retirement to the pope when they turn 75. He has been curialist since 1978, heading up the Apostolic Vatican Library as of 1997. He became the Archivist and Librarian of the Holy Roman Church in June 2007 — getting created in November 2007.

Cardinal Raffaele Farina, S.D.B. is the 5th cardinal to retire this year.

He is only the 2nd Italian as well as the 2nd Deacon to be involved in a retirement, aging-out or death this year.

This is the 16th change to the College so far this year; the changes nearly catching up with those at this time last year.

Sistine Hall of the Vatican Library

The College continues at 209 (still a record), with the electors at 122 — still 2 too many.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of June 9, 2012, there are 122 cardinal electors with 87 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 58% of cardinals.]

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The College as of June 5, 2012 is at 209.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

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.

80-Year Guatemalan Cardinal Priest Rodolfo Quezada Toruño Dies; College Down To 209, Electors Continue At 122

Guatemala’s only cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño dies 88 days after becoming a non-elector at 80.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge

On Monday, June 5, 2012, Cardinal Priest Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Guatemala’s only cardinal, who had turned 80 on March 8, 2012, just 88 days ago, died in Guatemala City from complications following surgery. 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.

Cardinal Quezada Toruño is the 5th cardinal to die this year.

This is the 15th change to the College so far this year, way below that of last year.

City of Antigua Guatemala from the ‘Hill of the Cross’

The College is down to 209 (still a record), with the electors at 122 — still 2 too many.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of June 5, 2012, there are 122 cardinal electors with 87 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 58% of cardinals.]

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The College as of June 5, 2012 is at 209.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

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 Priest Anthony Olubunmi Okogie Retires; College Remains 210; Electors Remain 122.

Nigerian Cardinal Priest Anthony Olubunmi Okogie retires

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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.by Anura Guruge

On Friday, May 25, 2012, the pope, Benedict XVI (#266), accepted the resignation of 75-year old Nigerian Cardinal Priest Anthony Olubunmi Okogie [dob: June 16, 1936] as the Archbishop of  Lagos pursuant of the nominal 75-year limit specified in Canon 401 § 1 of the 1983 Code for diocesan Archbishops. He was installed as the Archbishop just under 39 years ago, the day after his 37th birthday [i.e., 1973]. He was created a cardinal priest in October 2003.

With this retirement the number of retired cardinals among the cardinal electors ticked up to 26%.

Cardinal Okogie is the 4th cardinal to retire this year. This is the 14th change to the College so far this year, way below that of last year.

Lagos, Nigeria

The College continues at 210 (still a record), with the electors at 122 — still 2 too many.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura GurugeAs of February May 25, 2012, there are 122 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 April 10, 2012 has been at 210.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

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.