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Who Is Eligible To Pope & Who Can Elect The New Pope — My Updated Chart.

by Anura Guruge



This was a chart that I originally compiled in 2009.

It has appeared in many of my pope books and is well known among the cognoscenti.

I use it all the time!

I was studying it again, this morning, looking at what happened in 1059, when it occurred to I that I could — & should — update it.

None of the data has changed.

Nothing has changed in this front in over 650-years.

Just the presentation. SMILE.

I hope it is clearer & even more self-explanatory. I try.


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by Anura Guruge

Pope Benedict XVI Created Cardinal Electors Are Once Again The Majority.

by Anura Guruge


The columns denote: Cardinal Electors, Cardinal Non-Electors (i.e., over 80) & TOTAL.

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Got this from an e-mail from Louis Epstein, College of Cardinals watcher and my collaborator on many papal topics: “I note that with Cardinal Rouco Varela’s age-out last week Benedict XVI cardinals are again a majority of the electors (56-55) and will stay so through a possible February consistory date(no Benedict cardinal ages out before February and two JP II cardinals age out in October alone)”. [Louis and I differ on when the next cardinal creating consistory might be — as I discussed in this post. Louis is holding out for February 2017 while I think that there is a chance (a small one possibly) that we could get one in November 2016.

I personally do not think the Benedict ’56’ majority is significant in any way. The John Paul II and Benedict XVI cardinals are all from the SAME CLOTH and as such mindset and ideology. Between them we have 80 electors, i.e., 72% — 6% over the two-thirds majority required to elect a new pope. Plus I am sure MOST of the Francis electors will vote with the old guard to elect a new pope who is far different in temperament and mentality to the current pope.


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by Anura Guruge

My Job As The Lightning Rod For ‘The Next Pope’ Is Done. I Did Pretty Damn Well Too! Got Everything BUT Name RIGHT.

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Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE. Yes, Bergoglio WAS on my published ‘top 10’ list in ‘The Next Pope 2011’, page 4. That is indisputable.


So, lets go through what I did get right:

1/ I did list Jorge Mario Bergoglio as one of my ‘top 10’, though he was my last. But, better than those that did not have him at all in their lists. Proof: pages 4 & 29 of ‘The Book‘.

2/ I said on December 6, 2010, I said: “The Next Pope Is Also Likely To Be Over 75”. Proof: this post & page 7 of ‘The Book‘.

3/ On April 20, 2010, I said: “The Next Pope: Non-European, Non-Curial With ‘Clean Hands”. Proof: this post & page 11 of ‘The Book‘.

4/ I adamantly maintained that the next pope will not be from Africa, Asia or the U.S.A. Proof: this ‘pigs will fly’ post at a minimum & page 12 of ‘The Book‘.

5/ I was beyond categorical that the next pope will not be ‘Peter anything‘. Proof: this post as a start & page 221 of ‘The Book‘.

6/ I did foresee that the new pope might assume a brand new name. Proof: page 226 of ‘The Book‘.

Find me anybody else who got as much right … in published, verifiable form.


Me On ‘Google News’ Yesterday, The Day The Pope Got Elected. Posting This For Posterity.

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Anura Guruge


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Given that I have four healthy kids, two of them over 20, I assume that there is a possibility that I may end up with a grandchild or two — though most likely way after I am dead and gone. This post is mainly for them, if they ever decide to Google me to see what the heck their grandfather did — assuming they are ever even told about me. I just want them to know that I wasn’t as much of a duffer as everybody would have made me out to be.

So this is what came up if you typed my name into ‘Google News’ (no, no … not Google search) yesterday. And this does not include the articles in the local papers like ‘The Citizen‘ or ‘The Baysider‘.


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As Deanna, of late, loves to point out, it is not much, but it does include: Wall Street Journal, ABC News, National Review, Die Welt and La Stampa.


As Conclave To Elect New Pope Gets Underway, Canada’s ‘Global News’ Has Me Answering Questions In Real-Time On ‘Live Blog’.

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Anura Guruge


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Click to access. The blog is still there and active.

Click to access. The blog is still there and active.


This was fun. 1pm to 2pm today, as the conclave, was taking place.

It was a real-time ‘interview’ with typed in answers.

Never done one before. They have special software for it called: ‘Scribble’. Since, I gather, it was so ‘successful’, they are keeping it open.

I know we are scheduled to do another live session when the new pope is elected. So, stay tuned. That could be Friday.