Cardinal Electors

The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day a "Vacancy of the Apostolic See" occurs, whether by the death or the resignation of the Supreme Pontiff. That is, if they turn 80 years of age on or before the day a Pope dies or resigns, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies or resigns, they are eligible to enter the Conclave and vote. Interestingly, even if a Cardinal cannot vote he can be elected.


The Cardinal Electors of the Holy Roman Church

As of Sunday, April 23, 2017, there are 237 Cardinals,
117 of whom are eligible to vote and 120 of whom are ineligible.

In the Conclave of April 2005, 115 Cardinals voted.
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was elected Supreme Pontiff on the 4th ballot.

In the Conclave of March 2013, 115 Cardinals voted. Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio
was elected Supreme Pontiff on the 5th ballot.  

Cardinal Electors

Aguiar Retes   Grocholewski, Zenon   Puljic, Vinko  
Alencherry, George   Harvey, James Michael   Quevedo, Orlando B., OMI  
Amato, Angelo   Koch, Kurt   Raï, Béchara Boutros  
Bagnasco, Angelo   Kovithavanij, Francis Xavier Kriengsak   Ravasi, Gianfranco  
Baldisseri, Lorenzo   Kutwa, Jean-Pierre   Ricard, Jean-Pierre  
Barbarin, Philippe   Lacroix, Gerald Cyprien, ISPX   Rivera Carrera, Norberto  
Bassetti, Gualtiero   Lacunza Maestrojuán, José Luis, OAR   Robles Ortega, Francisco  
Bertello, Giuseppe   Langlois, Chibly   Rodríguez Maradiaga, Oscar Andrés, S.D.B.  
Betori, Giuseppe   Macário do Nascimento Clemente, Manuel José   Romeo, Paolo  
Blázquez Pérez, Ricardo   Mafi, Soane Patita Paini   Ryłko, Stanisław  
Bo, Charles Maung, SDB   Mamberti, Dominique   Salazar Gómez, Rubén  
Bozanic, Josip   Martínez Sistach, Lluís   Sandri, Leonardo  
Brady, Seán Baptist   Marx, Reinhard   Sarah, Robert  
Bráz de Aviz, João   Menichelli, Edoardo   Scherer, Odilo Pedro  
Brenes Solórzano, Leopoldo José   Monsengwo Pasinya, Laurent   Schönborn, O.P. Christoph  
Burke, Raymond Leo   Monteiro de Castro, Manuel   Scola, Angelo  
Caffarra, Carlo   Montenegro, Francesco   Sepe, Crescenzio  
Calcagno, Domenico   Müller, Gerhard Ludwig   Souraphiel, CM, Berhaneyesus Demerew  
Cañizares Llovera, Antonio   Napier, O.F.M. Wilfred Fox   Stella, Beniamino  
Cipriani Thorne, Juan Luis   Nguyên Văn Nhon, Pierre   Sturla Berhouet, Daniel Fernando, SDB  
Coccopalmerio, Francesco   Nichols, Vincent Gerard   Suárez Inda, Alberto  
Collins, Thomas Christopher   Njue, John   Tagle, Louis Antonio Gokim  
Comastri, Angelo   Nycz, Kazimierz   Tauran, Jean-Louis  
Cupich, Blase Joseph   Nzapalainga, CSSp., Dieudonné   Tempesta, Orani João  
D'Rozario, Patrick, CSC   Nzapalainga, CSSp., Dieudonné   Thottunkal, Baselio Clemis  
da Rocha, Sérgio   O'Brien, Edwin Frederick   Tobin, Joseph William, CSSR  
De Kesel, Jozef   O'Brien, Keith Michael Patrick   Tong Hon, John  
Dew, John Atcherley   O'Malley, Sean   Toppo, Telesphore Placidus  
DiNardo, Daniel Nicholas   Onaiyekan, John Olorunfemi   Turkson, Peter Kodwo Appiah  
Dolan, Timothy Michael   Osoro Sierra, Carlos   Urosa Savino, Jorge Liberato  
Duka, Dominik Jaroslav, O.P.   Ouédraogo, Philippe Nakellentuba   Vallini, Agostino  
Dziwisz, Stanislaw   Ouellet, P.S.S. Marc   Vegliò, Antonio Maria  
Eijk, Willem Jacobus   Parolin, Pietro   Versaldi, Giuseppe  
Erdo, Peter   Patabendige Don, Albert Malcolm Ranjith   Vingt-Trois, André Armand  
Ezzati Andrello, Ricardo, SDB   Pell, George   Wako, Gabriel Zubeir  
Farrell, Kevin Joseph   Pengo, Polycarp   Woelki, Rainer Maria  
Filoni, Fernando   Piacenza, Mauro   Wuerl, Donald William  
Gomes Furtado, Arlindo   Piat, Maurice Evenor, CSSp.   Yeom Soo Jung, Andrew  
Gracias, Oswald   Poli, Mario Aurelio   Zenari, Mario  
     
THE SUPREME PONTIFF   THE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS   THE ROMAN CURIA   PAPAL INTERREGNUM

HOME - EWTNews - FAITH - TELEVISION - RADIO - LIBRARY - MULTIMEDIA - EWTNKids
WHAT'S NEW - GENERAL - RELIGIOUS CATALOGUE - PILGRIMAGES - ESPAÑOL

Terms of Use      Privacy Policy