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 Friday, January 30, 2015, there are 213 Cardinals,
111 of whom are eligible to vote and 102 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

Abril y Castello, Santos   Grocholewski, Zenon   Raï, Béchara Boutros  
Alencherry, George   Harvey, James Michael   Ravasi, Gianfranco  
Amato, Angelo   Koch, Kurt   Ricard, Jean-Pierre  
Antonelli, Ennio   Kutwa, Jean-Pierre   Rigali, Justin Francis  
Backis, Audrys Juozas   Lacroix, Gerald Cyprien, ISPX   Rivera Carrera, Norberto  
Bagnasco, Angelo   Langlois, Chibly   Robles Ortega, Francisco  
Baldisseri, Lorenzo   Lehmann, Karl   Rodríguez Maradiaga, Oscar Andrés, S.D.B.  
Barbarin, Philippe   Levada, William Joseph   Romeo, Paolo  
Bassetti, Gualtiero   López Rodríguez, Nicolás de Jesús   Rouco Varela, Antonio María  
Bergoglio, S.J., Jorge Mario   Mahony, Roger Michael   Ryłko, Stanisław  
Bertello, Giuseppe   Martínez Sistach, Lluís   Salazar Gómez, Rubén  
Betori, Giuseppe   Marx, Reinhard   Sandri, Leonardo  
Bozanic, Josip   Monsengwo Pasinya, Laurent   Sarah, Robert  
Brady, Seán Baptist   Monteiro de Castro, Manuel   Sarr, Théodore-Adrien  
Bráz de Aviz, João   Müller, Gerhard Ludwig   Scherer, Odilo Pedro  
Brenes Solórzano, Leopoldo José   Naguib, Antonios   Schönborn, O.P. Christoph  
Burke, Raymond Leo   Napier, O.F.M. Wilfred Fox   Scola, Angelo  
Caffarra, Carlo   Nichols, Vincent Gerard   Sepe, Crescenzio  
Calcagno, Domenico   Nicora, Attilio   Stella, Beniamino  
Cañizares Llovera, Antonio   Njue, John   Tagle, Louis Antonio Gokim  
Cipriani Thorne, Juan Luis   Nycz, Kazimierz   Tauran, Jean-Louis  
Coccopalmerio, Francesco   O'Brien, Edwin Frederick   Tempesta, Orani João  
Collins, Thomas Christopher   O'Brien, Keith Michael Patrick   Terrazas Sandoval, C.SS.R. Julio  
Comastri, Angelo   O'Malley, Sean   Thottunkal, Baselio Clemis  
Damasceno Assis, Raymundo   Okogie, Anthony Olubunmi   Tong Hon, John  
De Paolis, Velasio   Onaiyekan, John Olorunfemi   Toppo, Telesphore Placidus  
Dias, Ivan   Ortega y Alamino, Jaime Lucas   Turcotte, Jean-Claude  
DiNardo, Daniel Nicholas   Ouédraogo, Philippe Nakellentuba   Turkson, Peter Kodwo Appiah  
Dolan, Timothy Michael   Ouellet, P.S.S. Marc   Urosa Savino, Jorge Liberato  
Duka, Dominik Jaroslav, O.P.   Parolin, Pietro   Vallini, Agostino  
Dziwisz, Stanislaw   Patabendige Don, Albert Malcolm Ranjith   Vegliò, Antonio Maria  
Eijk, Willem Jacobus   Pell, George   Versaldi, Giuseppe  
Erdo, Peter   Pengo, Polycarp   Vingt-Trois, André Armand  
Ezzati Andrello, Ricardo, SDB   Piacenza, Mauro   Wako, Gabriel Zubeir  
Filoni, Fernando   Poli, Mario Aurelio   Woelki, Rainer Maria  
George, O.M.I. Francis E.   Puljic, Vinko   Wuerl, Donald William  
Gracias, Oswald   Quevedo, Orlando B., OMI   Yeom Soo Jung, Andrew  
     
THE SUPREME PONTIFF   THE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS   THE ROMAN CURIA   PAPAL INTERREGNUM

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