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Under current ecclesiastical law, as defined by the [[apostolic constitution]] ”[[Universi Dominici gregis]]”, only cardinals who have not passed their 80th birthdays on the day on which the Holy See becomes vacant are eligible to take part in a [[papal conclave]] to elect a new pope.<ref name=”UDG”>{{cite web |url=https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_22021996_universi-dominici-gregis.html |title=Universi Dominici Gregis |type=Apostolic constitution |author=[[Pope John Paul&nbsp;II]] |date=22 February 1996 |website=[[Holy See|The Holy See]] |publisher=[[Vatican Publishing House]] |access-date=28 February 2013 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20191122152903/https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_22021996_universi-dominici-gregis.html |archive-date=22 November 2019 |url-status=live}}</ref> The same apostolic constitution specifies that no more than 120 cardinal electors can take part in a conclave, but makes no provision for there being more than 120 eligible cardinals;<ref name=”UDG”/> {{As of|2023|lc=y}} there had never been more at the time of a conclave, though it has happened frequently at other times. Cardinals may be created ”[[in pectore]]” (‘in the breast’), in which case their identities are not publicly revealed by the pope; they are not entitled to the privileges of a cardinal until their names are published. The creations of any such cardinals who have not been revealed at the pope’s death or resignation automatically lapse.<ref name=”CIC”/><ref>{{cite CE1913 |wstitle=In Petto |first=Auguste |last=Boudinhon}}</ref>

Under current ecclesiastical law, as defined by the [[apostolic constitution]] ”[[Universi Dominici gregis]]”, only cardinals who have not passed their 80th birthdays on the day on which the Holy See becomes vacant are eligible to take part in a [[papal conclave]] to elect a new pope.<ref name=”UDG”>{{cite web |url=https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_22021996_universi-dominici-gregis.html |title=Universi Dominici Gregis |type=Apostolic constitution |author=[[Pope John Paul&nbsp;II]] |date=22 February 1996 |website=[[Holy See|The Holy See]] |publisher=[[Vatican Publishing House]] |access-date=28 February 2013 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20191122152903/https://www.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/apost_constitutions/documents/hf_jp-ii_apc_22021996_universi-dominici-gregis.html |archive-date=22 November 2019 |url-status=live}}</ref> The same apostolic constitution specifies that no more than 120 cardinal electors can take part in a conclave, but makes no provision for there being more than 120 eligible cardinals;<ref name=”UDG”/> {{As of|2023|lc=y}} there had never been more at the time of a conclave, though it has happened frequently at other times. Cardinals may be created ”[[in pectore]]” (‘in the breast’), in which case their identities are not publicly revealed by the pope; they are not entitled to the privileges of a cardinal until their names are published. The creations of any such cardinals who have not been revealed at the pope’s death or resignation automatically lapse.<ref name=”CIC”/><ref>{{cite CE1913 |wstitle=In Petto |first=Auguste |last=Boudinhon}}</ref>

<section begin=”as of”/>{{As of|2024|2|24|post=,}}<!– Change this date only when the numbers in the paragraph are updated. –><section end=”as of”/> there are <section begin=”all”/>239<section end=”all”/> cardinals, <section begin=”electors”/>129<section end=”electors”/> of whom are cardinal electors. The [[Cardinals created by Francis#30 September 2023|most recent consistory for the creation of cardinals]] was held on 30&nbsp;September 2023, when [[Pope Francis]] created 21 cardinals, including 18 cardinal electors.<ref name=”2022-08-27″>{{cite web |url=https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2023/09/30/230930a.html|title=Ordinary Public Consistory for the Creation of 21 New Cardinals, 30.09.2023|date=30 September 2023 |website=[[Holy See Press Office]] |access-date=30 September 2023}}</ref><!– A consistory is scheduled for ⟨date⟩ to create ⟨X⟩ cardinals, including ⟨Y⟩ cardinal electors.<ref name=”⟨yyyy-mm-dd⟩”>{{cite web |url= |title= |date= |website=[[Holy See Press Office]] |access-date= }}</ref> –> [[José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán]] was the most recent cardinal elector to turn 80, on 24&nbsp;February 2024; and [[Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun]] will be the next cardinal elector to turn 80, on 8&nbsp;April 2024. The most recent death of a cardinal was that of [[Sergio Sebastiani]], on 16 January 2024, at the age of 92.<ref>{{cite web |title=Morto il cardinale Sebastiani. Il Papa: una vita al servizio del Vangelo |url=https://www.vaticannews.va/it/vaticano/news/2024-01/morto-cardinale-sergio-sebastiani-prefettura-affari-economici.html |website=Vatican News |access-date=16 January 2024 |language=it |date=16 January 2024}}</ref><!– The preceding reference is for the most recent death of a cardinal, from a reliable news source (ideally in English) and preferably archived with the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. –>

<section begin=”as of”/>{{As of|2024|3|15|post=,}}<!– Change this date only when the numbers in the paragraph are updated. –><section end=”as of”/> there are <section begin=”all”/>238<section end=”all”/> cardinals, <section begin=”electors”/>129<section end=”electors”/> of whom are cardinal electors. The [[Cardinals created by Francis#30 September 2023|most recent consistory for the creation of cardinals]] was held on 30&nbsp;September 2023, when [[Pope Francis]] created 21 cardinals, including 18 cardinal electors.<ref name=”2022-08-27″>{{cite web |url=https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2023/09/30/230930a.html|title=Ordinary Public Consistory for the Creation of 21 New Cardinals, 30.09.2023|date=30 September 2023 |website=[[Holy See Press Office]] |access-date=30 September 2023}}</ref><!– A consistory is scheduled for ⟨date⟩ to create ⟨X⟩ cardinals, including ⟨Y⟩ cardinal electors.<ref name=”⟨yyyy-mm-dd⟩”>{{cite web |url= |title= |date= |website=[[Holy See Press Office]] |access-date= }}</ref> –> [[José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán]] was the most recent cardinal elector to turn 80, on 24&nbsp;February 2024; and [[Louis-Marie Ling Mangkhanekhoun]] will be the next cardinal elector to turn 80, on 8&nbsp;April 2024. The most recent death of a cardinal was that of [[Paul Josef Cordes]], on 15 March 2024, at the age of 89.<ref>{{cite news |title=Deutscher Kurienkardinal Paul Josef Cordes gestorben |url=https://www.katholisch.de/artikel/51895-deutscher-kurienkardinal-paul-josef-cordes-gestorben |access-date=15 March 2024 |publisher=Katholisch |date=15 March 2024}}</ref><!– The preceding reference is for the most recent death of a cardinal, from a reliable news source (ideally in English) and preferably archived with the Internet Archive’s Wayback Machine. –>

== Cardinals ==

== Cardinals ==

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| style{{=}}”text-align:left” | President emeritus of the [[Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State]]

| style{{=}}”text-align:left” | President emeritus of the [[Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State]]

| <ref>{{cite web |url=https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/documentation/cardinali_biografie/cardinali_bio_lajolo_g.html |title=Lajolo Card. Giovanni |website=[[Holy See Press Office]] |access-date=3 December 2017 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160919114538/https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/documentation/cardinali_biografie/cardinali_bio_lajolo_g.html |archive-date=19 September 2016 |url-status=live}}</ref>

| <ref>{{cite web |url=https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/documentation/cardinali_biografie/cardinali_bio_lajolo_g.html |title=Lajolo Card. Giovanni |website=[[Holy See Press Office]] |access-date=3 December 2017 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160919114538/https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/documentation/cardinali_biografie/cardinali_bio_lajolo_g.html |archive-date=19 September 2016 |url-status=live}}</ref>

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| scope{{=}}”row” style{{=}}”text-align:left” data-sort-value{{=}}”Cordes, Paul Josef” | [[Paul Josef Cordes]]*

| style{{=}}”text-align:left” | [[Germany]]

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| data-sort-value{{=}}”2″ | [[Cardinal priest|CP]]

| {{dts|2007|11|24|format=dmy}}{{efn-lr|name=Opt. 2018-05-19}}<br />[[Pope Benedict XVI|Benedict&nbsp;XVI]]

| style{{=}}”text-align:left” | President emeritus of the [[Pontifical Council Cor Unum|Pontifical Council ”Cor Unum”]]

| <ref>{{cite web |url=https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/documentation/cardinali_biografie/cardinali_bio_cordes_pj.html |title=Cordes Card. Paul Josef |website=[[Holy See Press Office]] |access-date=3 December 2017 |archive-url=https://web.archive.org/web/20160919132239/https://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/documentation/cardinali_biografie/cardinali_bio_cordes_pj.html |archive-date=19 September 2016 |url-status=live}}</ref>

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