EWTN Catholic Q&A
conclave
Question from Margaret M.O'Connell on 04-02-2005:

Dear Father, Will this be the greatest number of Cardinals ever to elect a new Pope? Thank you.

Answer by Matthew Bunson on 04-08-2005:

Yes, as far as I am aware, this will be the largest conclave ever. There were reportedly around 112 Cardinals Electors in 1978's second conclave.



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