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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. 


So What Will Ex-Pope Ratzinger Do? I Think That Will Have To Be His Name. He Can’t Be Benedict XVI Once He Is Emeritus.

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Kind of funny, in a sad way, to papal historians like me. Another well known pope to resign: not once BUT twice. Benedict ‘3-term’ IX (#146, #148 & #151). This will blacken the name ‘Benedict’ for a long time.

So what do you call an ex-pope, other than ‘loser’? He can’t carry on being Benedict XVI. That was his papal name. He has to Ratzinger. But, what Ratzinger. Pope Emeritus Ratzinger?

Where will he live. Rome? Italy? Germany? Elba? Or will he move to the U.S.?

Yes, I am a cynic. Benedict IX resigned for the first time BECAUSE he, around 25 at the time, wanted to get married. Will Benedict finally marry Ingrid Stampa?

What will the ex-Pope do during the conclave? Will he attend the inauguration?

Why did he spurn God’s will? When 6 year olds get killed everybody says ‘God’s Will’, they are going home to God. So what about the pope. Didn’t God just want to ask him to come home? This to me violates God’s will.

Popes Resignation Was WRONG! Weak Pope Will Be Followed By Strong Pope. Lord Bertone vs. Cardinal Ouellet

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The pope should NOT have resigned. Yes, of course, he had the right and he had talked about it. John Paul II did NOT resign. He braved it out till the end and let God make the call. My Queen will do the same. She has said she will not abdicate. She was given the job — for life.

That Benedict XVI resigned finally confirmed my refrain of the last 18 months. He was a weak pope. GROBR. The timing of his resignation is clear. He wanted to make sure his buddy Kasper can be an elector. He turns 80 on March 5 but will be eligible because he was under 80 when the pope resigned.

My top 5:

#1 (tied): Lord Bertone

#1 (tied): Marc Ouellet

#3: Lord Tettamanzi

#4: Angelo Scola

#5: Lord Schonborn

Fat pope, followed by thin pope. Old pope followed by young pope.

Weak pope followed by Lord Bertone. QED.

Ouellet ONLY if papal resignation now become accepted as the norm.

German pope soured it for other non-Italians. So that will weigh against both Ouellet and Schonborn.

Next pope WILL NOT be American. Next pope will be white.



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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.

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Portuguese Cardinal Bishop José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F. Turns 80; College Continues At 192, Electors Down To 108

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Cardinal Bishop Jose Saraiva Martins ceases to be an elector

by Anura Guruge

On Friday, January 6, 2012, Portuguese Cardinal Bishop José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F., turned 80 and thus ceased to be a cardinal elector.

He was the Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints from May 1998 until July 2008, when, at 76, he retired per the nominal ’75-year’ retirement requirement in Canon 354 of the 1983 Code. He was created a cardinal deacon in February 2001. In February 2009 he was promoted to a cardinal bishop.

He becomes the first cardinal to age out in 2012.

The College continues 192, but the electors are now down to 108.

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As of January 6, 2012, there are 108 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 January 6, 2012 is at 192.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

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.