Cardinal Deacons 

Cardinals Deacons hold the lowest of the ranks of Cardinals. Their ranks include officials of the Roman Curia, and theologians honored by the Pope for their contribution to the Church. In the early centuries there were 7 deacons who administered seven districts of the Roman diocese, as well as 7 deacons who assisted in the papal household. Although the rank of Cardinal Deacon numbers more than 14 today, they hold title as if assigned to a church in one of three deaconries of Rome. Cardinal Deacons may advance by promotion to the higher ranks of the College of Cardinals.


Cardinal Deacon  Ecclesiastical Office

Abril y Castello, Santos   Vice-Chamberlain Emeritus of Apostolic Chamber 
Amato, Angelo  Prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes 
Baldisseri, Lorenzo  Secretary General of the Synod of Bishops 
Becker, Karl Josef, S.J.  Cardinal-Deacon of San Giuliano Martire 
Bertello, Giuseppe   President of the Governatorate of Vatican City State 
Brandmüller, Walter   President Emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences 
Bráz de Aviz, Joăo  Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life 
Burke, Raymond Leo   Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura  
Calcagno, Domenico  President, Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See 
Coccopalmerio, Francesco   President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts 
Comastri, Angelo  President of the Fabric of St. Peter 
Coppa, Giovanni  Apostolic Nuncio Emeritus to Czech Republic 
Cordero Lanza di Montezemolo, Andrea  Archpriest Emeritus of the Basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls 
Cordes, Paul Joseph  President Emeritus Pontifical Council Cor Unum 
Cottier, O.P. Georges Marie Martin  Cardinal-Deacon of Sts. Dominic and Sixtus 
De Paolis, Velasio   President Emeritus of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See  
Farina, S.D.B., Raffaele  Archivist Emeritus of the Vatican Secret Archives 
Filoni, Fernando   Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples 
Grech, Prosper, O.S.A.  Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria Goretti 
Harvey, James Michael  Archpriest of the Papal Basilica of St Paul Outside-the-Walls 
Herranz, Julian  President Emeritus Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts 
Koch, Kurt   President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity  
Lajolo, Giovanni   President Emeritus of the Governorate of Vatican City State 
Levada, William Joseph  Prefect Emeritus Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith 
Lozano Barragan, Javier  President Emeritus Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers 
Martino, Renato Raffaele  President Emeritus Council for Justice and Peace 
Monteiro de Castro, Manuel   Major Penitentiary of the Apostolic Penitentiary 
Monterisi, Francesco   Archpriest of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls  
Müller, Gerhard Ludwig  Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith 
Nicora, Attilio  President Emeritus Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See 
O'Brien, Edwin Frederick  Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem 
Piacenza, Mauro   Prefect of the Congregation for Clergy 
Ravasi, Gianfranco  President of the Pontifical Council for Culture 
Rode, Franc  Prefect Emeritus Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life 
Ryłko, Stanisław   President, Pontifical Council for the Laity 
Sandri, Leonardo   Prefect, Congregation for Oriental Churches 
Sarah, Robert  President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum 
Sardi, Paolo   Vice-Chamberlain Emeritus of Apostolic Chamber 
Sgreccia, Elio   President Emeritus of the Pontifical Academy for Life  
Stella, Beniamino  Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy 
Tauran, Jean-Louis  President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue 
Vanhoye, Albert  Cardinal-Deacon of Cardinal-Deacon of Santa Maria della Mercede e Sant’Adriano a Villa Albani  
Vegliň, Antonio Maria   President of the Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People 
Versaldi, Giuseppe   President, Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See 

 

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