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Cardinals Over 75 Years Who Are Still Not Fully Retired.

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As the prior post for Lluis Martinez Sistach retirement as the Archbishop of Barcelona highlighted, Cardinals (and for that matter Archbishops) are supposed to start their retirement process on their 75th birthday.

By Canon Law, #401 §1 all archbishops have to tender their resignations to the pope, in writing, when they turn 75. When the pope actually accepts the resignation, of course, is up to the pope. Sometimes it is ‘immediate’ and at others, like with these two, it can be a couple (to a few) years later. This is perfectly normal.

But there are exceptions. Here is the current list of ‘Retirement Pending’ cardinals — the key ones highlighted.


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Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach Retire From Archbishopric; Does NOT Change College Data.

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sistachName: Lluis Martinez Sistach

Nationality: Spanish

Date of Birth: 29 April 1937 (78 years old)

Main post: Was Archbishop of Barcelona. Now emeritus.

Created: 24 November 2007.


 


By Canon Law, #401 §1 all archbishops have to tender their resignations to the pope, in writing, when they turn 75. When the pope actually accepts the resignation, of course, is up to the pope. Sometimes it is ‘immediate’ and at others, like with these two, it can be a couple (to a few) years later. This is perfectly normal.

All this does is change the Cardinal Occupation stats. Nothing else.

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