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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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Cardinals Carlo Caffarra & Paolo Romeo Retire From Archbishoprics; Does NOT Change College Data.

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220px-Carlo_Caffarra_Madrid_2011Name: Carlo Caffarra

Nationality: Italian

Date of Birth: 1 June 1938 (77 years old)

Main post: Was Archbishop of Bologna. Now emeritus.

Created: 24 March 2006


PaoloRomeoName: Paolo Romeo

Nationality: Italian

Date of Birth: 20 Feb. 1938 (77 years old)

Main post: Was Archbishop of Palermo. Now emeritus.

Created: 20 Nov. 2010


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.

See later RETIREMENT posts — and others — for LATEST statistics. 


Will Cardinal George Pell or Cardinal Carlo Caffarra Be The ‘Next Pope’ To Succeed Pope Francis?

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Cardinal Antonio Cañizares Llovera, ‘Little Ratzinger’, Hurt In Car Crash, In Valencia, Day Before Mass With Pope Francis.

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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.

Pope Francis’ Visit To The U.S.A. — THE BOOK.

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Some Related Posts (click to access):
* Trip ‘coordinator’ indicted.
* Coming U.S. via Cuba.
* Peace with nuns, riles Cubans.
* Visits by popes to the U.S.
* Prior Pope – U.S. President Meetings.

Francis says the darnest things 


Available from Amazon (worldwide) as an eBook or Paperback.

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It is the definitive insider’s guide to Pope Francis’ visit to Washington D.C, New York City and Philadelphia in September 2015. Check it out. Amazon has the descriptive blurbs so I won’t regurgitate them here.

Did a lot of research for this book and that, as with some of my other pope books (e.g., Popes and the Tale of their Names), is what sets it apart. Lots of information that is not common knowledge. I enjoy the research! This book, like so many of my others, was basically an excuse for me to do the research. I don’t see a point of doing research if you don’t share it with folks.

This, in the end, proved to be a long book. 170 pages, 7″ x 10″, in paperback form and 213 pages as an eBook.

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