by Anura Guruge
Refer to the ‘Consistory‘ TAB right at the top, above the banner ((↑↑)), for all the requisite links, including those for the February 18, 2012 consistory.
The 22 named on Friday will NOT be cardinals until they are created at the February 18, 2012 consistory. I am using the word ‘new‘ and the date in the title to reflect this. So all of these named are presumptive cardinals until they are created.
The 22 cardinal designates named by Benedict XVI (#266) on Friday, January 7, 2012, to be created on Saturday, February 18, 2012, per the order they were named and will be created.
[Key: ‘Order’=’Z’ cardinal deacon & ‘P’ cardinal priest is an ASSUMPTION at this juncture, ‘AgeY’ & ‘AgeM’ =age in years and months as of November 20, 2010. ‘AgeCr’ = age when created. ‘Stat.’ = employment status; A=Archbishop, Ap=Archpriest, C=curial, Co=continuing prior career, E=Emeritus (retired) and O=other]
Analysis of ages, geography and occupation by Anura Guruge: