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.

Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man (Vietnam), Metropolitan Archbishop of Thanh-Pho Ho Chi Minh turns 80, ceases to be a Cardinal-elector

Today, Wednesday, 5 March 2014, Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man, Cardinal Priest of S. Giustino, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Thanh-Pho Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), turns 80, and therefore, according to the rules written in the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis, he loses his right to vote in any future conclave.

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Cardinal Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man was made Cardinal-Priest of S. Giustino by Pope John Paul II in the 2003 Consistory of Cardinals on 21 October 2003, the ninth and last Consistory of his pontificate. Cardinal Pham Minh Man was made a Cardinal in honour of his position as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Thanh-Pho Ho Chi Minh, which he has held since 1998 and still held until this day, and which encompasses the city of Ho Chi Minh (Saigon), one of the two most important dioceses in Vietnam.

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May God bless His Eminence Cardinal Pham Minh Man, 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 in in his current position as the shepherd of his people in the Ho Chi Minh Archdiocese, as he continued to minister to the people of God.

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The College of Cardinals now stands at 218 members in total, with 121 Cardinal-electors and 97 Cardinal non-electors. There are now an excess of 1 Cardinal-elector as compared to the maximum number of electors allowed in the Conclave of 120, due to the recent Consistory of Cardinals on 22 February 2014 by Pope Francis.

Next Cardinal-elector to age out (80) will be Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi, the Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus of Milan (Italy), on 14 March 2014.

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Metropolitan Archbishop of Koln (Germany) turns 80, ceases to be a Cardinal-elector

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Today, Wednesday, 25 December 2013, on Christmas Day, Cardinal Joachim Meisner, Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana, the current Metropolitan Archbishop of Koln, of Germany, turns 80, and therefore, according to the rules written in the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis, he loses his right to vote in any future conclave.

Cardinal Joachim Meisner was made Cardinal-Priest of S. Pudenziana by Blessed Pope John Paul II in the 1983 Consistory of Cardinals on 2 February 1983, the Solemnity of the Presentation of the Lord, the second Consistory of his pontificate. Cardinal Meisner was made a Cardinal in his position as the Bishop of Berlin since 1980, and in 1988 until now, he is the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Koln.

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May God bless His Eminence Cardinal Meisner, with a blessed old age and health. May he remain strong in the faith and hopefully can perhaps still continue carry out the mission God had given him in the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Koln, where he continues to be the shepherd of the people of God.

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The College of Cardinals now stands at 199 members in total, with 108 Cardinal-electors and 91 Cardinal non-electors. There are now vacancy of 12 Cardinal-electors as compared to the maximum number of electors allowed in the Conclave of 120, although Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI had sometimes surpassed this limit.

Next Cardinal-elector to age out (80) will be Cardinal Raul Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, the Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus of Quito (Ecuador),  on New Year’s Day, 1 January 2014.

Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago (Chile), turns 80, ceases to be a Cardinal-elector

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Today, Thursday, 5 September 2013, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Pace, and Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus of Santiago, Chile, turns 80, and therefore, according to the rules written in the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis, he loses his right to vote in any future conclave.

Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa was made Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Pace by Blessed Pope John Paul II in the 2001 Consistory of Cardinals on 21 February 2001, the eighth of his pontificate. He was also the Metropolitan Archbishop of Santiago in Chile from April 1998 to December 2010.

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May God bless His Eminence Cardinal Errazuriz Ossa, with a blessed old age and health. May he remain strong in the faith and hopefully can perhaps still carry out the mission God had given him.

The College of Cardinals now stands at 201 members in total, with 111 Cardinal-electors and 90 Cardinal non-electors. There are now vacancy of 9 Cardinal-electors as compared to the maximum number of electors allowed in the Conclave of 120, although Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI had sometimes surpassed this limit.

Next Cardinal-elector to age out (80) will be Cardinal Raffaele Farina, the former Archivist of the Vatican Secret Archives and the current President of the Pontifical Commission for Reference on the Institute for Works of Religion,  on 24 September 2013.

Cardinal Audrys Juozas Backis of Vilnius, Lithuania retired and succeeded by Bishop Gintaras Linas Grusas

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Cardinal Audrys Juozas Backis, Metropolitan Archbishop of Vilnius in Lithuania, also the Cardinal-Priest of Nativita di Nostro Signore Gesu Cristo a Via Gallia, retired yesterday, Friday, 5 April 2013 from his position as the Archbishop of Vilnius, having exceeded the expected retirement age of 75, according to the Canon Law.

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Bishop Gintaras Linas Grusas, who was the Military Ordinary of Lithuania, replaces Cardinal Backis, becoming the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Vilnius.

Cardinal Backis, who is currently 76 years old (born 1 February 1937) will still be a Cardinal-elector with right to vote in any future conclave until his 80th birthday on 1 February 2017.

Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez turns 80, ceases to be a Cardinal-elector

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Today, Thursday, 28 March 2013, Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, Cardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora di Guadalupe e S. Filippo Martire, and Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus of Guadalajara, Mexico, turns 80, and therefore, according to the rules written in the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis, he loses his right to vote in any future conclave.

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May God bless His Eminence Cardinal Sandoval Iniguez, with a blessed old age and health. May he remain strong in the faith and hopefully can perhaps still carry out the mission God had given him.

The College of Cardinals now stands at 206 members in total, with 113 Cardinal-electors and 93 Cardinal non-electors. There are now vacancy of 7 Cardinal-electors as compared to the maximum number of electors allowed in the Conclave of 120, although Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI had sometimes surpassed this limit.

Next Cardinal-elector to age out (80) will be Cardinal Godfried Danneels on 4 June 2013.

College of Cardinals : Cardinal Severino Poletto turns 80, ceases to be a Cardinal-elector

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Cardinal Severino Poletto, Metropolitan Archbishop Emeritus of Torino in Italy, and Cardinal Priest of S. Giuseppe in Via Trionfale, who was elevated to the cardinalate on 21 February 2001 by Blessed Pope John Paul II, turns 80 today, Monday, 18 March 2013.

As such, Cardinal Poletto ceases to be a Cardinal-elector as of today, and lost in voting rights in any future Conclave, according to the Apostolic Constitution Universi Dominici Gregis.

The College of Cardinals now stands at 206 members, out of which there are 114 Cardinal-electors (minus one due to Cardinal Poletto) and 92 Cardinal non-electors.