by Carlos B. Valdivia
There has not been a cardinal elected pope who held a title established after 1670.
The pope that had the title established in 1670 was Pius X (#258) who held the title of Cardinal-Priest of San Bernardo alle Terme Diocleziano. He was the Patriarch of Venice, Italy.
Although Pope Benedict XVI (#266) originally held the title of Cardinal-Priest of Santa Maria Consolatrice al Tiburtino, established in 1969, he was a Cardinal Bishop when elected.
Of the 26 popes elected after 1670, 15 held titles est. before 400 AD.
The six popes between Pius X and John Paul II (#265) and all held titles est. before 400 AD. These six only held one title and did not move “up” as Cardinal Ratzinger did.
Does this mean anything? I don’t know, but it is fun.