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Italian Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi turns 80

Italian Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi turns 80 years old on Friday March 14th, which makes him ;ineligible to vote in an eventual conclave. ; He was born in Renate, Italy in 1934. ;Years later, in 1957, the Archbishop of Milan, who eventually became Pope Paul VI, ordained him a priest. He was made a Cardinal by John Paul II in 1998. ; He voted in the conclave that elected Benedict XVI and the one where Pope Francis was elected. The College now has 217 Cardinals, of whom 119 are eligible to vote in a conclave. ; PM/KLH ; RR/CTV VM -PR Up: PM