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Conclave Sizes Since Sixtus V, in 1586, Set Max. College Size to 70 & Then John XXIII Nixing That.

by Anura Guruge


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The last two conclaves, the ones in 2013 & 2005, both had 115 electors.

The prior two conclaves, 50 days apart in 1978, both had 111 electors — though it was NOT the same 111 cardinals.

Quite the coincidence.


I had been wondering whether we ever had a ‘full-house’ conclave, i.e., 70 between 1586 and John XXIII, and 120 after Paul VI (#263).

I (obviously) knew that the 2005 conclave with 115 was the largest. So, I knew we had yet to hit the 120. Was not sure about the 70. Appears that we could have had 70 in Dec. 1565 and then in 1669. There were 70 cardinals ‘around’ the time of the sede vacante. But, we never did get 70 attending a post Sixtus V, pre. John XXIII conclave. We had two 66s in the 17th century. We also had one with 34 cardinals. So when I hear folks say that the pope doesn’t want to see the numbers electors fall below 100 — it makes me chortle. Per that metric we can afford to go down to 59.

So here is the chart. Enjoy.


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by Anura Guruge

“The Last 10 Conclaves: 2013 to 1903″ Now Available As A 124-Page Paperback For U.S. $4.70.

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by Anura Guruge


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For those who like me do not like eBooks.

This, as you would demand, has my trademark tight formatting and the well laid out tables.

Given the printing costs this is the cheapest that I can offer it at. 


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‘The Citizen’ (From Laconia) Has Me On The Front Page Again, March 16 – 17, 2013, For Predicting Pope Francis.

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..by Anura Guruge


Some Related posts:
>> Google News (Update) … — Mar. 16, 2013.
>> ‘The Baysider’ … — Feb. 27, 2013.
>> Wall Street Journal … — Feb. 16, 2013.
>> Laconia ‘The Citizen’ interview — Feb. 15, 2013.
>> Slovenia interview — Feb. 27, 2013.
>> 3rd Kindle eBook in 10 days — Feb. 25, 2013.


'The Citizen', March 16-17, 2013 edition. Click to ENLARGE.

‘The Citizen’, March 16-17, 2013 edition. Click to ENLARGE.

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This was the same reporter, a lapsed Catholic, who did a front page story on me 4 days after Benedict XVI announced his resignation on February 11, 2013.

Deviating from the mainline media that was ‘agonizing’ whether there will be a pope ahead of Easter (2013), I told him categorically that there will be a pope elected by March 18. He was skeptical. As an ex-Catholic he struggles that I am not a catholic and doing all this stuff. He said he will talk to me on the 18th to see how my prognostication worked out. Suffice to say I got that one right too! I called him last Thursday to remind him.

Hence this piece with the cute little jab that mine wasn’t scholarly work. Cracked me up. Love it when reporters try to pontificate. But it is OK. The book is done. The book will remain as a reference for the 2013 election for centuries to come. That is a the neat thing about writing pope books. They have a long shelf life.

Alton, NH, ‘The Baysider’ Does A Small Piece On My Papal Endeavors.

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..by Anura Guruge


Related posts:
>> Wall Street Journal … — Feb. 16, 2013.
>> Laconia ‘The Citizen’ interview — Feb. 15, 2013.
>> Slovenia interview — Feb. 27, 2013.
>> 3rd Kindle eBook in 10 days — Feb. 25, 2013.


Click to see it on page 2 of the Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 issue of 'The Baysider. Tim did a nice job given that he didn't have much time to work on this. Thanks Tim. Thanks Josh.

Click to see it on page 2 of the Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 issue of ‘The Baysider. Tim did a nice job given that he didn’t have much time to work on this. Thanks Tim. Thanks Josh.

I Have A Pope Interview Published In Slovenia.

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..by Anura Guruge


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This was a neat interview. The interviewer spoke perfect English (much better that I do). He also asked some of the most incisive questions, about the papal transition, that I have been asked in the last 3 weeks. He was good. I was impressed. So, impressed that I invited him over – since he had never been to the U.S. and as do so many, wants, desperately, to visit.



My full-set of Pope books as of February 25, 2013.

My full-set of Pope books as of February 25, 2013.


I Publish My 3rd 2013 Papal Conclave Related Kindle eBook. 3 In 2 Weeks.

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..by Anura Guruge



What can I say. I have the material. I know how to do it. When I get my head down, I can get a lot done quickly. So, this is what happens.

‘Pope Names’ is how I broke into the pope scene. I published my ‘Pope Names‘ book in 2008. It was my first foray into what was a totally alien world for me. The book was well received. People started asking me about the possible names for the next pope. That got me doing work on the ‘Next Pope‘ — something that had occupied me for 3 years. So, it is all connected.

I did need to get my ‘Pope Names’ out in electronic form. I had felt guilt that I hadn’t done so earlier. As a bonus, I threw in all my singular research on ‘Peter the Roman’.


My full-set of Pope books as of February 25, 2013.

My full-set of Pope books as of February 25, 2013.


I Publish Another Kindle eBook: ‘The Election Of The 2013 Pope’, $2.67 (for Pope #267), Now On Amazon Worldwide.

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by Anura Guruge


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Click to access.


Yes, the 2nd Kindle book in 4 days, but this is the last. As Deanna appreciates it keeps me from finding other distractions. In this ebook I included 15 FAQs: the ones most asked of me. Also provide a list of all the ‘officers’ for the 2013 conclave plus their duties. Yes, some of the content is borrowed from ‘The Next Pope 2011‘. As with ‘The Last 9 Conclaves: 1903 to 2005’ the express intent of this ebook is to provide electronic content for those that was reference matter on their Smart Phones or Pads — given that the ‘The Next Pope 2011‘ is not available electronically, and will not be available electronically. I priced it to coincide with the correct sequence number of the new pope: #267; hence U.S. $2.67.


One of the 15 new FAQs. Click.

One of the 15 new FAQs. Click.


Table of Contents. Click.

Table of Contents. Click.



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