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Benedict XVI to appoint six new cardinals. How many has he appointed so far?

2012-10-24

BENEDICT XVI
“These are the names of the new cardinals: Archbishop James Michael Harvey, Prefect of the Papal Household, with the intent of naming him Archpriest of the Papal Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. His Beatitude, Béchara Boutros Raï, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites (Lebanon), His Beatitude Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankarese (India). Archbishop John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, Archbishop of Abuja (Nigeria), Archbishop Ruben Salazar Gomez, Archbishop of Bogotá (Colombia), Bishop Luis Antonio Tagle, Archbishop of Manila (Philippines).”

With these six new appointments the number of cardinal electors, will reach 120. Cardinals within this group are younger than 80, since they get to vote in an eventual conclave.

Those numbers though will soon change. By the end of 2012,  there will be 119 cardinal electors and by December 2013, the number will be 109.

One of the new cardinals, Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, who is 53, will actually be the youngest in the College of Cardinals. 

The coming consistory this November will be the fifth of Benedict XVI.  With these new appointments the Pope will have named 84 cardinals during his seven years as Pope. From that group 67 are still cardinal electors. Seventeen of them are not, since they are 80 or older.


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