Cardinal Electors

The Cardinal Electors are those members of the College of Cardinals who have not reached their 80th Birthday on the day a "Vacancy of the Apostolic See" occurs, whether by the death or the resignation of the Supreme Pontiff. That is, if they turn 80 years of age on or before the day a Pope dies or resigns, they are ineligible to vote in the Conclave to elect his successor. However, if they turn 80 years of age the day after the Pope dies or resigns, they are eligible to enter the Conclave and vote. Interestingly, even if a Cardinal cannot vote he can be elected.


The Cardinal Electors of the Holy Roman Church

As of Thursday, May 26, 2016, there are 220 Cardinals,
116 of whom are eligible to vote and 104 of whom are ineligible.

In the Conclave of April 2005, 115 Cardinals voted.
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was elected Supreme Pontiff on the 4th ballot.

In the Conclave of March 2013, 115 Cardinals voted. Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio
was elected Supreme Pontiff on the 5th ballot.  

Cardinal Electors

Alencherry, George   Koch, Kurt   Quevedo, Orlando B., OMI  
Amato, Angelo   Kovithavanij, Francis Xavier Kriengsak   Raï, Béchara Boutros  
Antonelli, Ennio   Kutwa, Jean-Pierre   Ravasi, Gianfranco  
Backis, Audrys Juozas   Lacroix, Gerald Cyprien, ISPX   Ricard, Jean-Pierre  
Bagnasco, Angelo   Lacunza Maestrojuán, José Luis, OAR   Rivera Carrera, Norberto  
Baldisseri, Lorenzo   Langlois, Chibly   Robles Ortega, Francisco  
Barbarin, Philippe   Levada, William Joseph   Rodríguez Maradiaga, Oscar Andrés, S.D.B.  
Bassetti, Gualtiero   López Rodríguez, Nicolás de Jesús   Romeo, Paolo  
Bergoglio, S.J., Jorge Mario   Macário do Nascimento Clemente, Manuel José   Rouco Varela, Antonio María  
Bertello, Giuseppe   Mafi, Soane Patita Paini   Ryłko, Stanisław  
Betori, Giuseppe   Mamberti, Dominique   Salazar Gómez, Rubén  
Blázquez Pérez, Ricardo   Martínez Sistach, Lluís   Sandri, Leonardo  
Bo, Charles Maung, SDB   Marx, Reinhard   Sarah, Robert  
Bozanic, Josip   Menichelli, Edoardo   Sarr, Théodore-Adrien  
Brady, Seán Baptist   Monsengwo Pasinya, Laurent   Scherer, Odilo Pedro  
Bráz de Aviz, João   Monteiro de Castro, Manuel   Schönborn, O.P. Christoph  
Brenes Solórzano, Leopoldo José   Montenegro, Francesco   Scola, Angelo  
Burke, Raymond Leo   Müller, Gerhard Ludwig   Sepe, Crescenzio  
Caffarra, Carlo   Napier, O.F.M. Wilfred Fox   Souraphiel, CM, Berhaneyesus Demerew  
Calcagno, Domenico   Nguyên Văn Nhon, Pierre   Stella, Beniamino  
Cañizares Llovera, Antonio   Nichols, Vincent Gerard   Sturla Berhouet, Daniel Fernando, SDB  
Cipriani Thorne, Juan Luis   Nicora, Attilio   Suárez Inda, Alberto  
Coccopalmerio, Francesco   Njue, John   Tagle, Louis Antonio Gokim  
Collins, Thomas Christopher   Nycz, Kazimierz   Tauran, Jean-Louis  
Comastri, Angelo   O'Brien, Edwin Frederick   Tempesta, Orani João  
Damasceno Assis, Raymundo   O'Brien, Keith Michael Patrick   Thottunkal, Baselio Clemis  
Dew, John Atcherley   O'Malley, Sean   Tong Hon, John  
DiNardo, Daniel Nicholas   Okogie, Anthony Olubunmi   Toppo, Telesphore Placidus  
Dolan, Timothy Michael   Onaiyekan, John Olorunfemi   Turkson, Peter Kodwo Appiah  
Duka, Dominik Jaroslav, O.P.   Ortega y Alamino, Jaime Lucas   Urosa Savino, Jorge Liberato  
Dziwisz, Stanislaw   Ouédraogo, Philippe Nakellentuba   Vallini, Agostino  
Eijk, Willem Jacobus   Ouellet, P.S.S. Marc   Vegliò, Antonio Maria  
Erdo, Peter   Parolin, Pietro   Versaldi, Giuseppe  
Ezzati Andrello, Ricardo, SDB   Patabendige Don, Albert Malcolm Ranjith   Vingt-Trois, André Armand  
Filoni, Fernando   Pell, George   Wako, Gabriel Zubeir  
Gomes Furtado, Arlindo   Pengo, Polycarp   Woelki, Rainer Maria  
Gracias, Oswald   Piacenza, Mauro   Wuerl, Donald William  
Grocholewski, Zenon   Poli, Mario Aurelio   Yeom Soo Jung, Andrew  
Harvey, James Michael   Puljic, Vinko    
     
THE SUPREME PONTIFF   THE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS   THE ROMAN CURIA   PAPAL INTERREGNUM

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