by Anura Guruge
For the list of 24 names announced for the Saturday, November 20, 2010 consistory, in the order announced.
Consistory Central for November 20, 2010 cardinal creating consistory.
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- Two of the named were born on New Year’s day, January 1 — albeit 8 years apart; Estepa Llaurens (in 1926) and Vela Chiriboga (in 1934).
[When created they will be the only cardinals born on that special day.]
- Five of the named [21%] are born in September, though none on the same day or year, the years ranging from 1934 to 1953. These five being: Sardi (1), Piacenza (15), De Paolis (19), Marx (21) & Mazombwe (24).
[When these 5 join the ranks, we will have 23 cardinals born in September. But, those born in March pip this by 3. April as well as May only have 10.]
- Two of the named have the first name ‘Paolo‘, viz. Romeo & Sardi.
[When they become cardinals, we will have 6 cardinals who are 'Paul', but only three who are 'Peter'.]
- When Amato, the first named, becomes a cardinal deacon we will have 5 angels in the College, Sodano the oldest and Comastri the youngest.
- German Reinhard Marx, dob: Sept. 21, 1953, will become the youngest cardinal, 453 days younger than the hitherto youngest, Hungarian Peter Erdö, dob: June 25, 1952.