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Key European Prelates Yet To Be Created Cardinals — By Louis Epstein.

by Anura Guruge



Louis Epstein (often mentioned in this blog) maintains a detailed and unparalleled Cardinalabili list — and has done so for decades.

‘Cardinalabili’, a play on ‘papabili‘ (i.e., pope contenders), is a term we use to refer to potential cardinals, i.e., those due or likely a cardinalate.

There was a time, when I was writing all my pope books, that I used to publish Cardinalabili lists — primarily Louis’ — on a regular basis.

I haven’t done so in years, and predicting Cardinalabili with Pope Francis is getting near impossible because he relishes not playing by the prior rules and traditions.

But, today I asked Louis for a list of JUST European prelates that should have been cardinals by now.

This is the list that Louis Epstein provided and I omitted a ‘couple’ that he marked as still being quite young and as such probably a tad premature for a red hat.


Braulio Rodriguez Plaza (b. 1/1945) — Archbishop of Toledo (Spain).

Cesare Nosiglia (b. 10/1944) — Archbishop of Turin (Italy).

Francesco Moraglia (b. 5/1953) — Patriarch of Venice (Italy).

Matteo Maria Zuppi (b. 10/1955) — Archbishop of Bologna (Italy).

Marek Jedraszewski (b. 2/1949) — Archbishop of Krakow (Poland).

Mario Enrico Delpini (b. 1951) — Archbishop of Milan (Italy).

Michel Aupetit (b. 3/1951) — Archbishop of Paris (France).


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by Anura Guruge

The Chances Of Pope Francis RESIGNING Just Went Up — With November 19, 2016 Consistory.

by Anura Guruge


I was anticipating this 4 months ago!

Remember I was the ONLY person who identified ‘Pope Francis’ as a possible pope,
IN PRINT, ahead of his election.

I even got the November 19, 2016 date right.

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Click to access my seminal June 26, 2016 post on this very same topic.


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Click to access “Reuters” coverage of the forthcoming November 19, 2016, cardinal creating consistory.


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I also discussed, in this post, the SIGNIFICANCE of a November cardinal-creating consistory. Click image to access August 22, 2016 post.


Not a given, BUT Pope Francis opting for this November 19, 2016 cardinal creating consistory CERTAINLY increases the likelihood that Pope Francis may consider resigning/retiring/abdicating once he turns turns 80 on December 17, 2016.

He has openly talked about this possibility.

That he is TOPPING up the cardinal electors to the MAXIMUM 120 (legally) permitted is significant.

Let the “NEXT POPE“, papabili, speculation commence.


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by Anura Guruge

November 2016 Cardinal Creating Consistory Or Will Pope Francis Hold Out Till February 2017?

by Anura Guruge


From “CRUX“, August 21, 2016.

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In this post in June 2016 I had opined that November 19, 2016 would be a logical date for the next cardinal creating consistoryPope Francis‘ third.

However, after what had been a long hiatus, I was talking, this weekend, with cardinalabili expert Louis Epstein. He believes that Pope Francis will wait till February 2017 given that both his prior cardinal creating consistories were in February.

He definitely has the option of waiting till February or even later.

We have 111 cardinal electors right now. Three will age-out (i.e., reach 80) by November 19, 2016. Three more would have aged out by February 16, 2017.

So, barring deaths, there will be 108 electors in November 2016 and 105 in February 2017. This is plenty enough to elect a pope.

So this again begs the question as to whether Pope Francis, who turns 80 on December 17, 2016, plans to retire anytime soon as he has been intimating for ‘years’. Louis thinks that Francis is having too much fun right now to retire. He could be right. If he doesn’t plan to retire before February 2017 he could very well wait till then for the next consistory.


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U.S. Catholic Priest, A Cardinalabili (New Cardinals) Expert, Provides Me With His Top Picks For Pope Francis’ 1st Consistory.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Related posts:
>> February 22, 2014 consistory
>>Oct. 31, 2013.
>> Until created CARDINAL
>> Aug. 31, 2013.
>> Alton, Consistory Central …
>>Oct. 26, 2012.

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This priest, with whom I have collaborated off-and-on for many years,
usually with resounding success,
e-mailed me this list tonight.

The whole list, rationales and justification are posted at my ‘popes-and-papacy’ blog.
Click here if you want to access that post for more details.


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Pope Francis To Create Female Cardinals? Stupidest Thing I Have Read In A Long Time …

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>>Oct. 31, 2013.
>> Until created CARDINAL
>> Aug. 31, 2013.
>> Alton, Consistory Central …
>>Oct. 26, 2012.

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This even surpassess the very low bar set by
The Braysider‘!

Click to access. Though it is my 2nd favorite newspaper, the Mail my favorite, I do know that they aren't always on the ball when it comes to matters Catholic.

Click to access. Though it is my 2nd favorite newspaper, the Mail my favorite, I do know that they aren’t always on the ball when it comes to matters Catholic.



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I Nailed The Cardinal Creating Consistory, Already Published Cardinalabili — Alton, N.H. Will Again Be Consistory-Central For The World.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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>> Until created CARDINAL
>> Aug. 31, 2013.
>> Alton, Consistory Central …
>>Oct. 26, 2012.

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Click to access Vatican ‘VIS’ original …


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I published this on September 3, 2013.


Since 2010 my ‘Popes-and-Papacy‘ blog has been Consistory-Central for the World because I proactively canvass and publish cardinalabili lists (most of which have been remarkably accurate) whereas others, for reasons that elude me, are ‘squeamish’ to do so. I have also compiled some very detailed and unique stats on the last 100 years (+) of consistories. Not sure whether I will update those — now. Time for somebody else to do the hard work. I am frying other fish.



The dedicated 'Consistory' page at 'popes-and-papacy', in addition to the 100s of consistory-related posts. Click to access.

The dedicated ‘Consistory’ page at ‘popes-and-papacy’, in addition to the 100s of consistory-related posts. Click to access.



As soon as I read about the appointment of the new Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin, I predicted that we would have a cardinal creating consistory soon BECAUSE if nothing else HE had to be made a cardinal. I am quoted on Wikipedia on this!

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I started soliciting cardinalabili lists at once. I don’t do cardinalabili lists myself. I know my limitations. My forte is papabili lists — and my record on those is currently 100%.

I have two lists of caradinalabili on ‘popes-and-papacy‘ right now. Go check them out.

I get a feeling that my life is going to get even more hectic now. C’est la vie.

I am NOT going to devote as much time as I have done in the past to this consistory. ROI is near ZERO. So, I will do just enough, but that is all.

But, stay tuned. Exciting times.

Didn’t Take Me Long To Jump Straight Back Into The Papabili (Post Francis) & Cardinalabili Fray.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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Given that the new pope, Francis (#267), was only elected in March of this year — there will be those that think it is borderline sacrilegious to start thinking about the Next Pope.

But, I was (and probably always will be as f now), ‘Mr. Next Pope’. The Pope Is Dead, Long Live The Pope.

Somebody has to make sure that we always keep an eye on the future — and I accept that responsibility. Always good to have contingency lists. it wasn’t that long ago that we had a pope, much younger than this one, who only lasted 33 days.

I am also back doing cardinalabili lists; i.e., trying to predict future cardinals — though I do this with the help of experts like Louis Epstein and Darien C. Clark. But, over the last 4 years my ‘pope-and-papacy’ blog got famous for its cardinalabili lists. So I we are back in the hunt.

I am NOT going to spend as much time on the pope blog as I have done in the past. I am going to continue focusing on writing and publishing books. But, it would have been a waste to throw away the pope capital I had built up over the last 6 years.

Alton, NH Once Again Becomes ‘Consistory Central’ For The World Now That Another Consistory Is Announced.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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A consistory, if that term is unfamiliar to you, is a formal meetings between the pope (in Rome) and his cardinals, always convened by the pope, to discuss Church matters or to create new cardinals. It comes from the Latin consistorium for ‘sitting together’. This said, the consistories that elicit widespread interest are those for creating new cardinals, these on average occurring about once every 2 years.

If the term ‘consistory’ was new there is a chance that you may also not be 100% au fait as to exactly who constitutes a Catholic cardinal. A Catholic cardinals is a ‘Prince of the Church’, the most senior of the ecclesiastical officials in the Catholic Church, created exclusively by the pope, with special, singular responsibility for electing popes and serving as their advisors – though, only those under the age of 80 can now act as electors. The term is from the Latin for ‘hinge’, cardo – and thus denoted, c. 4th century, clerics upon whom the future of Christianity hinged upon.

On Wednesday of this week, October 24, 2012, the current pope, the 85-year old Benedict XVI (#266), totally unexpectedly announced a cardinal creating consistory on Saturday, November 24, 2012 — his 2nd this year and his 5th in his 7.5 years in office.


Most of you probably don’t realize but I am a fairly dedicated papal historian, who has written 3 books about popes and have been cited by Vatican Radio and Rome Reports.

Most of it is right there, on the Right-hand side sidebar (—>>>) if you would just look.

As the author of 2 books entitled ‘The Next Pope‘ I am expected to be an expert on all matters pertaining to the next papal election — and that means cardinals, cardinal electors and the College of Cardinals.

I have two blogs, ‘popes and papacy‘ and ‘papam‘ (Latin for ‘pope’), the former usually updated daily, that deal with most matters related to popes, papacy, cardinals and the next conclave.

I spend ~45% of my research and writing time working on ‘popes’. I specialize in analysis, demographics, statistics, anecdotes (‘stories) and trivia. The blogs are not conventionally ‘Catholic’ in any sense. That is a part of their appeal.

I encourage speculation about the next pope (papabili) and possible new cardinals (cardinalabili). So whenever there is a consistory in the offing, life gets crazy — to the point that in the rush to get stuff done I even screw up, as I did earlier this morning. C’est la vie. Fallibility has always been my faithful handmaiden.

The ‘Consistory’ fixed page on ‘Popes and Papacy’. Click to enter.

Papam that specializes in the College of Cardinals and papal election issues.


How traffic spikes on ‘Popes and Papacy’ around consistories, i.e., first peak for the February 2012 and now the ramp up for the November 2012. The spike in July was the arrest of the Pope’s butler for Vatileaks. Click to ENLARGE.