COLLEGE OF CARDINALS:
> College composition post February 18, 2012 cardinal creating
> Detailed statistics of the College composition
**(hasn’t been updated of late).
**Short form, updated regularly, can be found at
> The jus optionis preferment rules.
> When the College of Cardinals and the dean came to be.
> Benedict XVI electors still in the minority.
> John Paul II cardinals split between electors and non-electors.
> Drop in the number of electors below 120 starts afresh.
> Something has to be done about the 120 cardinal elector limit.
> Down to 3 living non-bishop cardinals as of Nov. 22, 2010.
> Aging of the cardinals.
> Benedict XVI electors will exceed those of John Paul II.
> Cardinals aging out & the shifting of majorities.
> Death of cardinals — the trends.
> Trends re. cardinal deaths, 1950 to 2011 (62 years).
> Ages of the cardinals per the three popes that created them.
> Life expectancy of contemporary cardinals, the decade 2001 to 2010.
> Cardinal Deaths 2001 to 2011 – The Update. [Also Shows Life Expectancy]