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(Catholic) Cardinal Elector Demographics Snapshot — March 14, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access post at my nascent ‘Next Pope’ Website/blog.


There is no point duplicating the post. Plus, I want to introduce YOU to my as yet nascent ‘Next Pope’ Website. I still have about a week’s work before I am happy with it. But, check it out.

I have BOTH ‘nextpope.site‘ & ‘nextpope.org‘ pointing at it. I also own ‘nextpope.blog‘ but that is NOT linked to anything yet.

OK. Check it out. Thanks.


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(Catholic) Cardinal Elector Demographics Snapshot — February 27, 2021.

by Anura Guruge



Today, Sudanese Cardinal Gabriel Zubeir Wako turned 80 & as such ceased to be an elector.

We are now down to 127-electors. Still 7 too many!

9-days from now, on March 8, 2021, Cardinal Napier will also turn 80. That will bring the number down to 126 — barring any deaths.

Then there is a hiatus till June before the next elector ages out.

I will keep you posted.


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(Catholic) Cardinal Elector Demographics Snapshot — February 22, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


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I am getting serious about working on the ‘Next Pope‘ — i.e., Pope Francis’ successor.

The way I work I need a good Excel spreadsheet of the Cardinal Electors so I can slice-&-dice various criteria. I used to have a ‘magical’ spreadsheet of the whole College, chock-a-block with data. But, I let it lapse.

It was too much work to get it up-to-date. It was easier just to create a smaller, simpler spreadsheet, this time just restricted to the Cardinal Electors. I did that over the last few days. You can see a fragment of it above. Now that I have it I can give you INSTANTANEOUS demographics. It is all automated.

We will have an elector, Cardinal Wako, aging out this Saturday. We will then be down to 127 electors — still 7 ABOVE the 120 permitted at a conclave. Cardinal Napier will age out 2-weeks later. But, we, barring deaths, will not be down to 120 till April next year. SMILE.


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Over 8,000 Published Posts On This Blog, viz. NHlifefree.com

by Anura Guruge



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I kind of knew that this was creeping up on me.

This will be the 8,003rd published post. Over the years — around the last 5 years — I have probably deleted around 60 posts. So, this number only reflects what is currently published — as opposed to a running count.

The very first post on this blog was made in June 2009. So, it is in theory, 8-years old. If we go with that, that is 1,000 posts a year, 2.7 a year.

In reality I did not start using this blog, in earnest, till the Summer 2012 London Olympics. That says it is close to 5-years old. That would give us ~1,500 posts/year, 4 a day.

Here is a statistic that blew my mind. IF you only do one post a day, it will take you 21.9 years to publish 8,000 posts!

It is also sobering that there were periods during this time when I maintained multiple blogs — the now defunct ‘popes-and-papacy‘ key among them.

1,209,034 HITS as I write this.

That would mean that on average each of my posts got 151 views. Well, that is NOT the case. That is just statistics.

But, all said, I can live with 8,000+ posts and 1,209,034 HITS.

P.S., When I was at around 7,000 posts, I was told by WordPress that this was exceptionally high for a single-user blog — i.e., 99.99% of those posts were written by I.


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College of Cardinals, On November 19, 2016, Following The Creating Of The 17 New Cardinals By Pope Francis.

by Anura Guruge


From my ‘magic’ College of Cardinals
Excel spreadsheet.

Click image to ENLARGE and study.

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Click here for Pre-Consistory Statistics.


Click here for details on the 17 new cardinals.

 


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WordPress.com YET Again, 4th Time In 2016, Experiencing Stats Reporting Issues.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From online ‘WordPress Support’.


Very frustrating. I know by 10am IF WordPress is having issues — and now they, i.e., WP, knows that I know when they are having issues. SMILE. No consolation. Just a heads up.


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WordPress.com YET Again Admits To Problems With Its Stats.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From Twitter.


This is the 3rd time that WordPress.com has ADMITTED to Stats problems in a MONTH!

December 17, 2015.

January 8, 2016.

And now January 17, 2016.

This is not acceptable. I love WordPress.com, of course, but this drives me nuts.


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WordPress.com Again Having Problems With The Stats.

by Anura Guruge


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Click to ENLARGE and view here.


Essentially the same problem we, i.e., WordPress.com bloggers, were having mid-December 2015 — and I talked about here. It was a server problem then and most likely that is the same problem now.

Notice it says I have had ‘1’ Visitor and ‘164’ Views.

Yes, of course, that is possible and on my ‘Orgasm blog’ I do see such patterns on a daily basis with some visitors doing 30, 40 or more views per visit.

But this is how I can PROVE, irrefutably, that the ‘1’ Visitor number is wrong. Just look at my ‘Views by Country’ — and for reasons of space I only show the first 6 countries.

The SAME one visitor cannot be from MULTIPLE countries. Right? You do get that. QED.

If it only listed one country then the ‘1’ visitor could have been right.

The stats are wrong and have been for the last 48 hours. As I have said before I have a fairly good feel of my stats (and I have thing about numbers and stats).

Unlike in mid-December I do NOT have a way of getting this confirmed by WordPress.com. I am not getting their “Can I be of help?” prompts of late. They cycle through their HUGE user base with this. So my window is gone for now.

Just wanted to give you a heads up. Very frustrating.


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Pope Francis, Ahead Of U.S. Visit, Makes Scathing Remarks Re. Same-Sex Marriage & ‘Logic of Profits’.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Use link below to access original.

Use this link to access original at the ‘Vatican Information Service’ (VIS).



To be honest there is NOTHING new here. Pope Francis, if anything,
is being very consistent as to his vehement opposition to
same-sex marriage and is deep-seated opposition
to what he sees as ‘capitalism‘.

I cover all of this in my book about Pope Francis’
September visit to the U.S.
Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — 2015: A Guide For The Curious”

Here is an extract. Click to ENLARGE and read.

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Vatican Publishes Catholic Statistics For The U.S. Ahead Of Pope Francis’ Visit — Consistent With Those In Book.

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CoverOriginalScreenCaptureRelated Posts:
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>> Pope Francis to stay at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
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It has now become customary for the Vatican to publish these
Catholic statistics for the host country
ahead of each papal visit.

They typically tend to be slightly optimistic
and about 9 to 18 months out-of-date

— given that they insist on using numbers that they maintain in Rome
as opposed to those available directly from the country.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here.

Use this link to access original at the ‘Vatican Information Service’ (VIS).



The equivalent numbers from my book
Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — 2015: A Guide For The Curious“.
It is available from Amazon (worldwide) as an eBook
(that can be read on ANY device) for 99 cents.
A paperback, for $7.50, is also available.

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