Oct 202010

The 20 Electors per  the correct order (that will determine future precedence):

  1. Archbishop Angelo Amato S.D.B., Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.
  2. His Beatitude Antonios Naguib, Patriarch of Alexandria of the Copts, Egypt.
  3. Archbishop Robert Sarah, President of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”.
  4. Archbishop Francesco Monterisi, Archpriest of the papal basilica of St. Paul’s Outside-the-Walls.
  5. Archbishop Fortunato Baldelli, Penitentiary Major of the Apostolic Penitentiary.
  6. Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke, Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.
  7. Archbishop Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
  8. Archbishop Paolo Sardi, Vice chamberlain of Holy Roman Church.
  9. Archbishop Mauro Piacenza, Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy.
  10. Archbishop Velasio De Paolis C.S., President of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See.
  11. Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture.
  12. Archbishop Medardo Joseph Mazombwe, Emeritus of Lusaka, Zambia.
  13. Archbishop Raul Eduardo Vela Chiriboga, Emeritus Quito, Ecuador.
  14. Archbishop Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
  15. Archbishop Paolo Romeo of Palermo, Italy.
  16. Archbishop Donald William Wuerl of Washington, U.S.A.
  17. Archbishop Raymundo Damasceno Assis of Aparecida, Brazil.
  18. Archbishop Kazimierz Nycz of Warsaw, Poland.
  19. Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  20. Archbishop Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, Germany.

The 4 Non-Electors:

  1. Archbishop Jose Manuel Estepa Llaurens, Military ordinary emeritus of Spain.
  2. Bishop Elio Sgreccia, Former president of the Pontifical Academy for Life.
  3. Msgr. Walter Brandmuller, Former president of the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences.
  4. Msgr. Domenico Bartolucci, Former director of the Pontifical Choir.

20 electors will be ONE MORE than the 120 limit specified by Paul VI (#263) — a limit that Benedict XVI (#266), when announcing his first consistory in February 2006, he implied he intended to withhold. This could indicate that one of the current cardinal electors is very ill and is not expected to around by November 20, 2010.

Consistory 2010 Central.

More later, today.

Thanks, Anura Guruge

  21 Responses to “The 24 New Cardinals for November 20, 2010 Consistory. 20 Electors, 4 Non-Electors. Sri Lanka Gets Cardinals”

  1. I am suprised how many of the predictions are missed. Two emeritii as cardinal electors? Strange

  2. I had one of the emertii initially before he retired in September then switched it up. The other one came out of nowhere as well as Raymundo Damasceno Assis. I don’t feel that bad because NO ONE had them. At least I had Vera on one list.

    My first reaction is that this list is OLD and ULTRA CONSERVATIVE

  3. I am happy that the Church has named its newest cardinals. However no Filipino archbishop will get the red hat. At least in the next consistory. By the time Cardinal Vidal retires February of next year Philippines would be down to just one active cardinal that is Cardinal Rosales. Cardinal Sanchez is based in Vatican and is largely retired already at 90 years old. That would also be the lowest number of cardinals that we have in 25 years.

    I also hope that Monsignor Bartuluci is still around by the time of the consistory. In the Popes last consistory 3 years ago Monsignior Ignacy Jez was also 93 years old though he died one day before being elevated to the cardinalate. It seems our Popes favorite number is 93. Bartuluci is also 93 years old already.

  4. Amen.

    But, cardinal from Sri Lanka! You have to admit … what a coincidence. A Sri Lankan becomes a rabid papal commentator, writes a book on ‘The Next Pope’ … and BINGO … Sri Lanka gets a cardinal! You know what the say about the power the pen.

    But, Father … please … having got Sri Lanka a cardinal … against Louis’ ‘One Cooray does not a cardinalate make’ … I don’t have the energy right now to push for him to be pope … so lets not put him on the first cut of the papabili lists. OK?

    But, but, but …

    Then again, as we saw from that article … he has already been wearing the white!

    What to do. Benedict XVII from Colombo?

    Thank you, father.

  5. Dom,
    What do you think of the Very Tanned Ratzinger getting the red, way ahead of Filipino and Latin American candidates.

    Don’t you think, it was MY influence? This blog (accessed for hours on time from Rome) and my book? I am taking all the credit for the SL cardinal. Can’t be a coincidence. [[Laugh. I like my little jokes.]]

    Thank YOU. Anura

  6. Actually,Damasceno Assis was on the lower reaches of my list by the 2006 consistory,so this counts for me as his getting in on the third try…in the meantime he became President of CELAM,which probably boosted his chances.

  7. I note the placement of the Coptic Patriarch in the middle of the curialists who are otherwise at the top…Amato,a favored associate of the Pope,gets to speak on behalf of them,and to precede the cardinal-priests when he opts up from his presumptive deaconry in a decade’s time,but the Patriarch by virtue of his office will rank between the cardinal-bishops of the suburbicarian sees and the cardinal-priests at once,and Amato can only precede him by being named to a suburbicarian see,which would be the case no matter when he became a cardinal.Sarah (appointed recently to a less important curial job) precedes the curialists below him because of his relative seniority as a bishop(he was the youngest bishop in the world in 1979),in fact both the curialists and residentialists are ranked in order of their episcopal consecration with the sole exception of Amato.

  8. I just e-mailed you. I am working on spreadsheet.
    Any idea who will be cardinals deacons and who cardinal priests. Yes, thank to YOUR heads-up about prior announcement, and his curial role, I had Amato as a deacon. Coptic Patriarch is obvious.

    Did you NOTE that we have the Vice-Camerlengo as a cardinal. Very rare!

    Please comment.

  9. Yes,the text of my cardinalabili file actually cites Sardi’s holding the office of vice-camerlengo as an argument against his being elevated…despite his being named to a job that expects a cardinal (pro-Prefects may be a thing of the past,but pro-Patrons are not).Yet the Vatican bulletin on the announcement listed his non-cardinalitial job and not his cardinalitial one.I expect he will step down as vice-camerlengo on the day of his elevation,as da Costa Nunes (1880-1976) did in 1962.Perhaps the most notable vice-camerlengo however was Ettore Cunial,who was born in November 1905 and retained the job from 1975 until his retirement in October 2004,all normative retirement ages notwithstanding.

  10. I think that the following will certainly be cardinal deacons: Amato, Piacenza, Baldelli, De Paolis, Sardi, Monterisi, Burke, Koch, Sarah, Sgreccia, Brandmüller and Bartolucci. Usually the curialists and the over-eighty candidates belong to this order but there are also exceptions from this “rule” – so in 2007 the Argentine cardinal Karlic was incorporated into the order of cardinal priests.

  11. @Anu:

    Yes yes it was your influence that made the Pope choose a Sri Lankan as a Cardinal hahaha!!! But seriously I just want to think that it is not yet time for the Filipino or Latin American Archbishops. Maybe in 3 or 2 years time. I am just a little worried that come early next year we would have only one active cardinal left. Unless there would be another consistory after 6 months which is higly unlikely.

    Maybe the Pope elevated Malcolm Ranjith to inspire also the Sri Lankans since the nation is still recovering from war as you said in one of your posts here.

  12. Yes,I don’t think there’s any question that all the curialists and non-bishops will be cardinal-deacons.Not sure about Sgreccia but the Spanish emeritus will be a priest.

  13. Just an addition concerning vice-camerlengo Sardi who is to be created during the forthcoming consistory: You may take it for granted that with his elevation to the cardinalate he will have to give up this job. Costa Nunes was not the only case in the 20th century – Augusto Silj occupied the same function from which he resigned the same day when he was made a cardinal in December 1919. The 19th century saw several creations of vice-camerlengos but as cardinals they were regularly appointed to fulfill other duties. In Sardi´s case it is quite clear – he is now Patron of the Maltese Order, I suppose that this is enough for a man of his age…now they have to find a successor. After all, it´s not the end of the world…:-)

  14. The issue is, can some of the curialist still be made priests. That is what is holding ME up.

  15. Dom,
    I agree. I AMAZED by how LOP SIDED the names were.
    You have a valid point about inspiring the Sri Lankans. I am going to check with my father.
    I have a SNEAKING feeling that Ranjit Don was very quiet during the 30 years of conflict. I will also ask Kenny, on this board, to comment.
    But, good thoughts.
    Thank YOU.

  16. True, but there can be exceptions with the curialist and EVEN the over 80s. So nothing set in concrete.
    That is the problem.
    Thanks. Cheers

  17. Whenever the secretary of State has to be elevated to the cardinalitial dignity (under JP II this happened two times – 1979 with Agostino Casaroli and 1991 with Angelo Sodano) he usually belongs to the order of cardinal priests. It seems to be the same with the prefect of the Congregation for Bishops: In 1984 only a few weeks after his appointment as head of this Congregation Bernardin Gantin (who at this time was cardinal deacon) opted for the order of cardinal priests. In 2001 Gantin´s second successor Giovanni Battista Ré was directly created cardinal priest.

  18. The curialists this time I expect will all be deacons,there are plenty of open diaconal titles and barely enough priestly ones.

  19. Thank YOU. Very useful.

  20. That is okay but was expecting a Ghanaian to be named a cardinal.

  21. Lets see if Louis will jump in and comment. I am NOT sure that there was a Ghanaian on the radar when it came to cardinalabili.
    I did a quick search of Louis’ list for ‘Gh’ … and it comes up blank.
    So …
    But, thank you. All the best.
    Maybe YOU can help me. I noticed 500 Google searches for ‘number popes since 1900’ from the UK last night? Couldn’t have been a crossword puzzle clue because the searches would have been earlier in the day. I saw one of those in August 2009. “papal name last used in 7124?” I think that was the New York Times crosswords. Saw hundreds of searches. I posted the answer: ‘Innocent’. So, yesterday could have been a TV show … do they still have MasterMind? I guess now, all these people with smartphones and iPads, must type in questions … as they hear them on the TV.
    Thank you. Cheers.

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