DAILY CATHOLIC TUESDAY August 3, 1999 vol. 10, no. 144
NEWS & VIEWS
NUMBER OF CARDINAL ELECTORS DECREASES TO 107
ROME, AUG 1 (ZENIT).- Italian Cardinal Angelo Felici, president of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei," who turned 80 on July 26, can no longer be an elector during a conclave. At present there are 154 Cardinals, of whom 107 are eligible to participate in the election of a new Pope. There are also two Cardinals "in pectore," who were named by John Paul II during the last consistory for the creation of Cardinals in February 1998, but whose names have not yet been made public by the Pontiff.
There is only one Cardinal in the College created by Pope John XXIII --
Austrian Cardinal Franz Koenig, who will be 94 years old on August 3.
Twenty-six of the Cardinals were named by Paul VI, and the remaining 128
by John Paul II. There are a total of 81 Europeans, 24 Latin Americans,
16 North Americans, 15 Asians, 14 Africans, and 4 from Oceania. Italy,
with 39 Cardinals, and the United States, with 11, are the two countries
with the largest number of Cardinals, followed by Brazil and Spain with
6 each. Of the 107 electors, 47 are European, 19 Latin American, 13
North American, 13 Asian, 12 African, and 4 from Oceania. Italy has 18
Cardinal electors, followed by the United States and Brazil, with 11 and
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