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89-year old Puerto Rican, Cardinal Priest Luis Aponte Martínez Dies; College Down to 210; Electors Continue at 123.

89-year old Puertorriqueño Cardinal Luis Aponte Martínez dies April 10, 2012.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge

On Tuesday, April 10, 2012, on the 62nd anniversary of his priestly ordination, 89-year old Puertorriqueño, Cardinal Priest Luis Aponte Martínez [dob: Aug. 4, 1922] died in Puerto Rico of cardiovascular and kidney complications.

He was the Metropolitan of San Juan [P.R.] for 34years, from November 1964 to March 1999; retiring at 76 per the nominal 75-year retirement age specified in Canon 401 for Canon 401 § 1 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law for diocesan bishops. In 1966 he formed the Episcopal Conference of Puerto Rico becoming his first president – a post he held until 1982.

He was created a Cardinal Priest by Paul VI (#263) in March 1973. Prior to his death he was one of 4 living cardinals created by Paul VI — not counting Cardinal Ratzinger, the current pope. Now we are down to 3 Paul VI cardinals. He was not the youngest or the oldest of the Paul VI’s cardinals; Cardinal Sales created in 1969 is 91, Baum created in in 1976 is 85. Arns, now 90, was also created in 1973. Benedict XVI was created at Paul’s last consistory in 1977.

He was the only cardinal from Puerto Rico. So Puerto Rico no longer has any Cardinals.

His death frees up the title of S. Maria della Provvidenza a Monteverde. Roman vacancies thus get bumped up to 10 as on today, April 10, 2012.

He is the 4th cardinal to die this year; the 2nd in three days. At this time last year we had only had one death — and that was on April Fool’s Day. See this post for the latest statistics on cardinal deaths.

The Old San Juan Cemetery

The College is down to 210 (still a record), with the electors at 123 — still 3 too many.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura Guruge


As of February April 10, 2012, there are 123 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 April 10, 2012 is at 210.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

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.

81-year old Syrian Oriental Rites Patriarch, Cardinal Bishop Ignace Moussa I Daoud Dies; College Down to 211; Electors Continue at 123.

81-year old Syrian Oriental Rites Patriarch, Cardinal Bishop Ignace Moussa I Daoud, dies Easter Saturday, 2012

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge

On Saturday, April 7, 2012, Easter Saturday, 81-year old Syrian Oriental Rites Patriarch, Cardinal Bishop Ignace Moussa I Daoud [dob: Sept. 18, 1930] died in Rome of cardiovascular complications.

In October 1998, the Syrian Catholic Patriarchal Synod elected him the 134th patriarch of Antioch of the Syrians [Lebanon]. He was appointed the Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches and Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical Oriental Institute in November 2000. He then resigned the patriarchate in January 2001 and moved to Rome.

He was created a Oriental Rites Cardinal Bishop the next month. He relinquished his Prefecture, age 76, in June 2007 per the nominal 75-year retirement age for curial cardinals specified in Canon 354 of the 1983 Code. He turned 80 in 2010 and ceased to be a cardinal elector.

He was the only cardinal from Syria. So Syria no longer has any Cardinals.

His death does not free up a Roman property since he was a Cardinal Patriarch; Cardinal Patriarchs not being assigned Roman properties and instead retaining their Patriarch title. Roman vacancies thus remain at 9 as on March 9, 2012.

He is the 3rd cardinal to die this year. At this time last year we had only had one death — and that was on April Fool’s Day. See this post for the latest statistics on cardinal deaths.

 

Palmyra, Syria

The College is down to 211 (still a record), with the electors at 123 — still 3 too many.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura Guruge


As of February April 7, 2012, there are 123 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 7, 2012 is at 211.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

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 **

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2012 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Changes to the College in 2011. Click image for post.

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2011 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Refer to this post for changes in 2010 and 2009.

75-Year Old Canadian Cardinal Priest Jean-Claude Turcotte Retired on March 20, 2012; College Continues at 212; Electors Continue at 123.

Cardinal Jean Claude Turcotte; retirement accepted at 75.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge

On March 20, 2012, the pope, Beneidtc XVI (#266) accepted the retirement of Canadian Cardinal Priest Jean-Claude Turcotte [dob: June 26, 1936], though he was still but 75, per the nominal 75-year retirement age specified in Canon 401 § 1 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law for diocesan bishops. Jean-Claude Turcotte, created a cardinal priest in November 1994, was the Metropolitan of Montréal since March 1990. Turcotte, who carries the title ‘Cardinal Priest of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament and the Holy Canadian Martyrs‘ will, alas, best be remembered for his various stances on abortion. In 2007 he presided over the funeral of the Canadian Supreme Court judge who removed all abortion-related restrictions in Canada. A year later he renounced his ‘Order of Canada’ honor, awarded to him in 1996, when the same honor was awarded to a prominent Pro-Choice doctor. Yet, in 2009, he was realistic enough to acknowledge: ‘I can understand that in certain cases, there is almost no other choice than to practice (abortion)‘. Amen.

[I missed this retirement announcement on March 20! I was out much of that day and probably overlooked it in my hurry. A reader pointed this out to me. THANKS.]

This retirement ONLY changes the ‘occupation’ statistics of the College, a previous Archbishop now becoming ’emeritus’. Jean-Claude Turcotte, 76 in June, will continue as a cardinal elector for another 4 years.

He is the 2nd cardinal to retire this year. Still low compared to last year. See this post.

He is the 4th cardinal to turn 80 in 2012, and the 2nd following the February 18, 2012 cardinal creating consistory at which the number of electors hit 125 — 5 above the limit. Now it just 3 above.

Montreal -- honest.

The College continues at 212 (still a record), with the electors at 123 — still 3 too many.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura Guruge


As of February April 5, 2012, there are 123 cardinal electors with 89 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 58% of cardinals.]

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The College as of April 2, 2012 is at 212.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

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 **

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2012 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Changes to the College in 2011. Click image for post.

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2011 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Refer to this post for changes in 2010 and 2009.

U.S. Cardinal Priest Edward Michael Egan Turns 80, Ceases to be Elector; College Continues at 212; Electors Down to 123.

Edward Michael Egan, ex-New York, turns 80.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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.by Anura Guruge

On Monday, April 2, 2012, U.S. Cardinal Priest Edward Michael Egan [dob: April 2, 1932], turned 80 and ceased to be an elector. He was the Archbishop New York City from May 2000 to February 2009, when approaching his 77th birthday the pope accepted his resignation per the nominal 75-year retirement age specified in Canon 401 § 1 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law for diocesan bishops. He was actually one of six cannon law specialist that reviewed the 1983 code before it was promulgated by Pope John Paul II (#265). He was created a cardinal in February 2001. Of late he has been embattled following his retraction of an apology he made for clergy sex abuse; q.v. link-1 & link-2.

This is the first change to the demographics of the College since March 9, 2012, when 91-year old Philippines Cardinal Priest José Tomás Sánchez died.

He is the 4th cardinal to turn 80 in 2012, and the 2nd following the February 18, 2012 cardinal creating consistory at which the number of electors hit 125 — 5 above the limit. Now it just 3 above.

2012, bar the February 18 consistory, has been a rather quiet year so far for the College. There hasn’t been as many cardinals retiring as there was last year; 6 had retired by April 1, and 5 had turned 80. But, the first death, uncharacteristically late, was on April 1. This year we have, so far, only had one retirement. But, there has already been two deaths.

New York, New York

The College continues at 212 (still a record), with the electors at 123 — still 3 too many.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura Guruge


As of February April 2, 2012, there are 123 cardinal electors with 89 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 58% of cardinals.]

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The College as of April 2, 2012 is at 212.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

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 **

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2012 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Changes to the College in 2011. Click image for post.

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2011 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Refer to this post for changes in 2010 and 2009.

91-Year Old Philippines Cardinal José Tomás Sánchez Dies, College Down to 212; Electors Continue at 124

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

Philippines Cardinal José Tomás Sánchez who would have turned 92 next week.

by Anura Guruge

On Friday, March 9, 2012, [Philippine time], 91-year old Philippines Cardinal Priest José Tomás Sánchez [dob: St. Patrick’s Day, 1920], died in San Juan City, Philippines, of multiple organ failure. He was the 7th oldest cardinal in the College. He was the Archbishop of the metropolitan see of Nueva Segovia, Philippines from 1982 to 1986. He was created a cardinal deacon in June 1991 and within a fortnight appointed as Prefect, Congregation for the Clergy. He would hold that post till June 1996, when he retired age 76. He opted in February 2002 per jus optionis to become a cardinal priest — his deaconry elevated pro hac vice.

He is the second cardinal to die this year. The first having been 88-year old, embattled, U.S. cardinal Cardinal Priest Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia on February 1. At this point last year there had been no cardinal deaths.

This is the second change to the College since the February 18, 2012 cardinal creating consistory, the first having been yesterday when a Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño aged out. [For more stats post consistory.] The College is now down one from its all time high of 213. The Philippines is down to two cardinals, only one an elector. They will be even less happy than they have been since the names for the last consistory were announced.

The College is down to 212 (still a record), with the electors at 124 — still 4 too many.

Metro Manila, Philippines -- the Financial District

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura Guruge


As of February March 9, 2012, there are 124 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 March 9, 2012 is at 212.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

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 **

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2012 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Changes to the College in 2011. Click image for post.

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2011 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Refer to this post for changes in 2010 and 2009.

Guatemalan Cardinal Rodolfo Quezada Toruño Turns 80, Ceases to be Elector; College Continues at 213, Electors Down to 124

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

Rodolfo Quezada Toruño
Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Guatemala's only cardinal ceases to be an elector.

by Anura Guruge

On Thursday, March 8, 2012, Cardinal Priest Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Guatemala’s only cardinal, turned 80 and 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.

This is the first change to the College since the February 18, 2012 cardinal creating consistory. [For more stats post consistory.]

His aging out reduces the electors to 124 — still 4 above the 120 limit. Here is the schedule as to how the other 4 will get aged out, barring deaths.

The last change to the College prior to the consistory was on February 1, 2012 when 88-year old, embattled, U.S. cardinal Cardinal Priest Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, died.

The College continues at 213, but the electors down to 124 — still 4 too many.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura Guruge

Guatemala City by night.

As of February March 8, 2012, there are 124 cardinal electors with 89 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 58% of cardinals.]

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The College as of February 18, 2012 has been at 213.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

March 8, 2012: 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 **

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2012 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Changes to the College in 2011. Click image for post.

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2011 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Refer to this post for changes in 2010 and 2009.

Chinese Cardinal Priest Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, S.D.B. Turns 80; College Continues At 192, Electors Down To 107

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun
I can fast for 72-hours, Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun

by Anura Guruge

On Friday, January 13, 2012, Chinese Cardinal Priest Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, S.D.B. (Salesian), turned 80 and thus ceased to be a cardinal elector.

He was the Bishop of Hong Kong from September 2002 until April 2009, when, at 77, he retired per the nominal ’75-year’ retirement requirement in Canon 401 of the 1983 Code. He was created a cardinal priest in March 2006. In October 2011 he was in the news when he said he would go on a 72-hour hunger strike to protest the rigidness of the Chinese Education Ordinance that permits ‘outsiders’ [e.g., parents, teachers and past students] to participate in the management committees of Catholic schools.

Currently he is the only cardinal from China, though a new one will be created in February.

He becomes the second cardinal to age out in 2012. He is the last cardinal to age out prior to the February 18, 2012 cardinal creating consistory that will create 22 new cardinals.

The College continues 192, but the electors are now down to 107.

The Next Pope 2011 book by Anura Guruge

Hong Kong by night

As of January 13, 2012, there are 107 cardinal electors with 85 no longer able to participate in a conclave.
[The electors represent 56% of cardinals.]

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The College as of December 11, 2011 has been at 192.


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Summary of Major Changes in the Last 12 Months

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 **

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2012 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Changes to the College in 2011. Click image for post.

◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ 2011 ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊

Refer to this post for changes in 2010 and 2009.