Cardinal Ruini to turn 80, lose vote in papal conclave
Catholic World News - February 18, 2011
Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the former vicar of the Rome diocese, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Saturday, February 19. He will thereby become ineligible to participate in a papal conclave.
Cardinal Ruini was appointed the vicar of Rome in 1991 by Pope John Paul II. He remained in that post until his retirement in 2008 at the age of 77. He was regarded as a close ally of Pope Benedict XVI and a powerful figure in the Italian bishops’ conference.
With Cardinal Ruini becoming ineligible to vote in a papal election, there will be 117 cardinal-electors among the 201 living members of the College of Cardinals. Barring a death among the cardinal-electors, that figure will remain steady until March 4, when Cardinal William Keeler, the retired Archbishop of Baltimore, turns 80.
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