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> 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 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]




  2 Responses to “Cardinals”

  1. To whom it may concern,
    I am a concerned Catholic who feels that it is time for the church to make some wise and sound decisions regarding the next pope. It saddens me greatly to know that the church protects those who commits crimes against innocent children while protecting each other. It is time to stop protecting those who harm others and protect those who need it. The vatican, the priests, and the church should serve, guide, and represent the congregation, not hide behind walls and robes while travesties occur. Please change your ways and repent. Be GOOD role models and change the face of the church. I am tired of the name Catholic being dragged through the mud because of the horrible things that can occur, because I know that there are many good priests. Place a good and responsible person in the seat of Pope, and not someone who will hide those who harm. I am sending this in hopes that those who make the decisions will think hard and make the right choice. If I have made an error and posted this message in the wrong forum, please forward it the right location so my voice can be heard. I want to raise my daughter in a church that is good and wholesome not one that is misguided and crooked. Thank you your time and consideration.

    Respectfully yours,
    A Concerned Catholic

  2. Bravo. YOU made my DAY. Thank YOU. There is hope still. THANK YOU.

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