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 Tuesday, February 21, 2017, there are 237 Cardinals,
118 of whom are eligible to vote and 119 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   Poli, Mario Aurelio  
Alencherry, George   Harvey, James Michael   Puljic, Vinko  
Amato, Angelo   Koch, Kurt   Quevedo, Orlando B., OMI  
Bagnasco, Angelo   Kovithavanij, Francis Xavier Kriengsak   Raï, Béchara Boutros  
Baldisseri, Lorenzo   Kutwa, Jean-Pierre   Ravasi, Gianfranco  
Barbarin, Philippe   Lacroix, Gerald Cyprien, ISPX   Ricard, Jean-Pierre  
Bassetti, Gualtiero   Lacunza Maestrojuán, José Luis, OAR   Rivera Carrera, Norberto  
Bertello, Giuseppe   Langlois, Chibly   Robles Ortega, Francisco  
Betori, Giuseppe   Macário do Nascimento Clemente, Manuel José   Rodríguez Maradiaga, Oscar Andrés, S.D.B.  
Blázquez Pérez, Ricardo   Mafi, Soane Patita Paini   Romeo, Paolo  
Bo, Charles Maung, SDB   Mamberti, Dominique   Ryłko, Stanisław  
Bozanic, Josip   Martínez Sistach, Lluís   Salazar Gómez, Rubén  
Brady, Seán Baptist   Marx, Reinhard   Sandri, Leonardo  
Bráz de Aviz, João   Menichelli, Edoardo   Sarah, Robert  
Brenes Solórzano, Leopoldo José   Monsengwo Pasinya, Laurent   Scherer, Odilo Pedro  
Burke, Raymond Leo   Monteiro de Castro, Manuel   Schönborn, O.P. Christoph  
Caffarra, Carlo   Montenegro, Francesco   Scola, Angelo  
Calcagno, Domenico   Müller, Gerhard Ludwig   Sepe, Crescenzio  
Cañizares Llovera, Antonio   Napier, O.F.M. Wilfred Fox   Souraphiel, CM, Berhaneyesus Demerew  
Cipriani Thorne, Juan Luis   Nguyên Văn Nhon, Pierre   Stella, Beniamino  
Coccopalmerio, Francesco   Nichols, Vincent Gerard   Sturla Berhouet, Daniel Fernando, SDB  
Collins, Thomas Christopher   Nicora, Attilio   Suárez Inda, Alberto  
Comastri, Angelo   Njue, John   Tagle, Louis Antonio Gokim  
Cupich, Blase Joseph   Nycz, Kazimierz   Tauran, Jean-Louis  
D'Rozario, Patrick, CSC   Nzapalainga, CSSp., Dieudonné   Tempesta, Orani João  
da Rocha, Sérgio   Nzapalainga, CSSp., Dieudonné   Thottunkal, Baselio Clemis  
De Kesel, Jozef   O'Brien, Edwin Frederick   Tobin, Joseph William, CSSR  
Dew, John Atcherley   O'Brien, Keith Michael Patrick   Tong Hon, John  
DiNardo, Daniel Nicholas   O'Malley, Sean   Toppo, Telesphore Placidus  
Dolan, Timothy Michael   Onaiyekan, John Olorunfemi   Turkson, Peter Kodwo Appiah  
Duka, Dominik Jaroslav, O.P.   Osoro Sierra, Carlos   Urosa Savino, Jorge Liberato  
Dziwisz, Stanislaw   Ouédraogo, Philippe Nakellentuba   Vallini, Agostino  
Eijk, Willem Jacobus   Ouellet, P.S.S. Marc   Vegliò, Antonio Maria  
Erdo, Peter   Parolin, Pietro   Versaldi, Giuseppe  
Ezzati Andrello, Ricardo, SDB   Patabendige Don, Albert Malcolm Ranjith   Vingt-Trois, André Armand  
Farrell, Kevin Joseph   Pell, George   Wako, Gabriel Zubeir  
Filoni, Fernando   Pengo, Polycarp   Woelki, Rainer Maria  
Gomes Furtado, Arlindo   Piacenza, Mauro   Wuerl, Donald William  
Gracias, Oswald   Piat, Maurice Evenor, CSSp.   Yeom Soo Jung, Andrew  
     
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