(College of Cardinals Update) Cardinal Paolo Romeo (Italy), Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo turned 80 and becomes ineligible to participate in a future Papal Conclave

Cardinal Paolo Romeo, Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria Odigitria dei Siciliani, Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo has turned 80 on Tuesday, 20 February 2018. Therefore, in accordance to the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis, he can no longer vote in a future Papal Conclave.

Cardinal Paolo Romeo has served the Church for many years in the diplomatic service, as the Apostolic Nuncio to Haiti from 1983 to 1990, and then as Apostolic Nuncio to Colombia (199o to 1999), Canada (1999 to 2001) and Italy and San Marino (2001 to 2006).

Cardinal Paolo Romeo was appointed as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Palermo (Italy), a position he held from 2006 to 2015. He was made a Prince of the Church, as the Cardinal Priest of Santa Maria Odigitria dei Siciliani at the Consistory of 20 November 2010 by Pope Benedict XVI, the Vicar of Christ.

We pray for Cardinal Paolo Romeo, that even in his retirement years, he may continue to inspire the faithful and the Church, and keep strongly the teachings of the Church. May he have a good health and be blessed all the days of his life. Ad multos annos!

Currently, there are 118 Cardinal-electors in the College of Cardinals, which means that there are 2 vacancies for Cardinal-electors available at the moment. The next Cardinal to age out will be Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmerio, President of Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts (Italy) on 6 March 2018.

Cardinals Update: Passing of Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini, President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers (Italy), at the age of 98

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Cardinal Fiorenzo Angelini, Cardinal-Priest of S. Spirito in Sassia pro hac vice Title, has passed away on last Saturday, 22 November 2014 at the age of 98. He was the long time chief of the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers, first as its Pro-President from 1985 to 1989 and then as President from 1989 to 1996. In that position, Cardinal Angelini has a very special role to help the health care workers that are part of the Church’s vast humanitarian and charity efforts around the world. In another unique note, he was also the last of the Cardinals present in the current College of Cardinals to be born in the city of Rome in the year 1916.

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Cardinal Angelini was created Cardinal in 1991 by Pope St. John Paul II in his fifth Cardinal creation consistory on 28 June 1991. His motto was “Evangelizo Pacem Evangelizo Bonum” which means ‘I bring the Good News of peace’, a reminder that our Lord Jesus Christ brings peace into the world, and in His Good News we can find true peace. It is this peace which Cardinal Angelini had worked hard for many years, and to which peace he is now going to.

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We pray for Cardinal Angelini, that he will rest in peace, and God will reward him for all his hard and great work as the long time servant of God for the ministries and good works he had done for the sake of God and His people in the entire Universal Church in his dedication and work in the Roman Curia, in helping those who are dealing with health care and care of the sick around the world. May the Lord welcome him into His embrace in heaven and give him eternal rest and happiness that he deserved.

With the passing of Cardinal Angelini, and the recent aging out of Cardinal Franc Rode, the College of Cardinals now stands at 209 members, with 113 Cardinal-electors and 96 Cardinal non-electors. The number of Cardinal-electors now is 7 below the specified maximum limit of 120.

There are now 7 Cardinal-elector vacancy in the College of Cardinals, 0 vacant Cardinal Suburbicarian Sees (for Cardinal Bishops), 5 vacant Cardinal Titles (for Cardinal Priests) and 10 vacant Cardinal Deaconries (for Cardinal Deacons).

Cardinals Update : Cardinal Paolo Sardi, Patron of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (Italy), turned 80, ceases to be a Cardinal-elector

On Monday, 1 September 2014, Cardinal Paolo Sardi, Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria Ausiliatrice in Via Tuscolana, Cardinal-Patron of  the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (Italy), turned 80, and therefore, according to the rules written in the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis, he lost his right to vote in any future conclave.

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Cardinal Paolo Sardi was made Cardinal-Deacon of S. Maria Ausiliatrice in Via Tuscolana by Pope Benedict XVI in the 2010 Consistory of Cardinals on 20 November 2010, the third Consistory of his pontificate. Cardinal Sardi was made a Cardinal in honour of his position as the Patron of  the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, also known as the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, one of the most prominent and important charity and public action arm of the Church, the direct and current successor of the Knights Hospitallers established during the era of the Crusades, a position which he held from 2009 to the present day.

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May God bless His Eminence Cardinal Sardi with a blessed old age and health. May he remain strong in the faith and hopefully can perhaps still continue to work great graces and good works of love and peace as he continues to minister to the people of God through his patronage of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. We also pray for the success of the actions and the charities of this faithful order of the Church.

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The College of Cardinals now stands at 210 members in total, with 115 Cardinal-electors and 95 Cardinal non-electors. There are now a vacancy of 5 Cardinal-elector as compared to the maximum number of electors allowed in the Conclave of 120.

Next Cardinal-elector to age out (80) will be Cardinal Paul Josef Cordes (Germany), the President Emeritus of the Pontifical Council ‘Cor Unum’ on 5 September 2014.

Cardinals Update : Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus of Sevilla (Spain), turned 80, ceases to be a Cardinal-elector

On Saturday, 23 August 2014, Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, O.F.M., Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Monserrato degli Spagnoli, Cardinal-Archbishop Emeritus of Sevilla (Spain), turned 80, and therefore, according to the rules written in the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis, he lost his right to vote in any future conclave.

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Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo was made Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria in Monserrato degli Spagnoli by Pope St. John Paul II in the 2003 Consistory of Cardinals on 21 October 2003, the ninth and last Consistory of his pontificate. Cardinal Amigo Vallejo was made a Cardinal in honour of his position as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Sevilla, one of the most prominent and important Archdiocese in Spain, a staunch and faithful Catholic nation, which he held from 1982 to 2009.

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(Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo’s coat of arms, with the motto “Gratia et Pax” – Grace and Peace)

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May God bless His Eminence Cardinal Amigo Vallejo with a blessed old age and health. May he remain strong in the faith and hopefully can perhaps still continue to work great graces and good works of love and peace even after he has been retired to the people as the helper of the Vicar of Christ our Pope, as he continues to minister to the people of God. We thank him for his good service as the shepherd of the faithful in Sevilla and Spain.

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The College of Cardinals now stands at 210 members in total, with 116 Cardinal-electors and 94 Cardinal non-electors. There are now a vacancy of 4 Cardinal-elector as compared to the maximum number of electors allowed in the Conclave of 120.

Next Cardinal-elector to age out (80) will be Cardinal Paolo Sardi, the Cardinal-Patron of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta on 1 September 2014.

Cardinals Update: Passing of Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus of Detroit (United States of America), at the age of 86

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Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Andrea e Gregorio al Monte Celio has passed away on last Wednesday, 20 August 2014 at the age of 86. He was the Metropolitan Archbishop of Detroit, one of the largest and most important Archdioceses in the United States of America, from 1981 to 1990. He was then appointed as the President of the Prefecture of the Economic Affairs of the Holy See, and the President of the Governatorate of the Vatican City State, a post which he held between 1997 to 2006, essentially the top prelate in charge of the day-to-day governance of the smallest country in the world, the Vatican City, where the heart of the Church is.

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Cardinal Szoka was created Cardinal in 1988 by Pope St. John Paul II in his fourth Cardinal creation consistory on 28 June 1988. His motto was “To live in faith”. This means an emphasis on truly living the faith in the life he led, and truly, he had been faithful and had already shown that faith through the actions he had done in his long and wonderful life filled with total dedication to the tasks given to him and to the people entrusted to his care.

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We pray for Cardinal Szoka, that he will rest in peace, and God will reward him for all his hard and great work as the long time servant of God as the shepherd of the faithful in Detroit, as well as for all the ministries and good works he had done for the sake of God and His people in the entire Universal Church in his dedication and work in the Roman Curia. May the Lord welcome him into His embrace in heaven and give him eternal rest and happiness that he deserved.

With the passing of Cardinal Szoka, and the recent aging out of Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, the College of Cardinals now stands at 210 members, with 116 Cardinal-electors and 94 Cardinal non-electors. The number of Cardinal-electors now is 4 below the specified maximum limit of 120.

There are now 4 Cardinal-elector vacancy in the College of Cardinals, 0 vacant Cardinal Suburbicarian Sees (for Cardinal Bishops), 5 vacant Cardinal Titles (for Cardinal Priests) and 9 vacant Cardinal Deaconries (for Cardinal Deacons).

Cardinal Claudio Hummes (Brazil), Cardinal Archbishop Emeritus of Sao Paulo (Brazil) turned 80, ceases to be a Cardinal-elector

On Friday, 8 August 2014, Cardinal Claudio Hummes, O.F.M., Cardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana, Cardinal-Archbishop Emeritus of Sao Paulo (Brazil), turned 80, and therefore, according to the rules written in the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis, he lost his right to vote in any future conclave.

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Cardinal Claudio Hummes was made Cardinal-Priest of S. Antonio da Padova in Via Merulana by Pope St. John Paul II in the 2001 Consistory of Cardinals on 21 February 2001, the eighth Consistory of his pontificate. Cardinal Hummes was made a Cardinal in honour of his position as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Sao Paulo, the largest and preeminent Archdiocese and See in the whole of the state of Brazil, which he held from 1998 to 2006. In addition, Cardinal Hummes also hold the position of the Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Clergy from 2006 to 2010.

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May God bless His Eminence Cardinal Hummes with a blessed old age and health. May he remain strong in the faith and hopefully can perhaps still continue to work great graces and good works of love and peace even after he has been retired to the people as the helper of the Vicar of Christ our Pope, as he continues to minister to the people of God. We thank him for his good service as the shepherd of the faithful in Sao Paulo and Brazil.

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The College of Cardinals now stands at 211 members in total, with 117 Cardinal-electors and 94 Cardinal non-electors. There are now a vacancy of 3 Cardinal-elector as compared to the maximum number of electors allowed in the Conclave of 120.

Next Cardinal-elector to age out (80) will be Cardinal Carlos Amigo Vallejo, the Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus of Sevilla (Spain), on 23 August 2014.

Passing of Cardinal Bernard Agre, Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus of Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast) at the age of 88

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Cardinal Bernard Agre, Cardinal-Priest of S. Giovanni Crisostomo a Monte Sacro Alto has passed away on Monday, 9 June 2014 at the age of 88. He was the Metropolitan Archbishop of Abidjan, the principal diocese of Ivory Coast or Cote d’Ivoire, from 1994 and 2006. Prior to this he was the long time Bishop of Man from 1968 to 1992 and as Bishop of Yamoussoukro from 1992 to 1994, in Cote d’Ivoire.

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Cardinal Agre was created Cardinal in 2001 by Pope St. John Paul II in his eighth Cardinal creation consistory on 21 February 2001. His motto was Etre Tout a Tous, which means “Be all things to all”. This means an emphasis on service and Christian servant leadership, to give one’s best to all others who are in need.

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We pray for Cardinal Agre, that he will rest in peace, and God will reward him for all his hard and great work as the long time servant of God as the shepherd of the faithful in Abidjan and Cote d’Ivoire, as well as for all the ministries and good works he had done for the sake of God and His people in the entire Universal Church. May the Lord welcome him into His embrace in heaven and give him eternal rest and happiness that he deserved.

With the passing of Cardinal Agre, the College of Cardinals now stands at 213 members, with 118 Cardinal-electors and 95 Cardinal non-electors. The number of Cardinal-electors now is 2 below the specified maximum limit of 120.

There are now 2 Cardinal-elector vacancy in the College of Cardinals, 0 vacant Cardinal Suburbicarian Sees (for Cardinal Bishops), 3 vacant Cardinal Title (for Cardinal Priests) and 7 vacant Cardinal Deaconries (for Cardinal Deacons).