Cardinals over 80 in Papal conclave, 2005

Cardinals over 80 in Papal conclave, 2005

This is a list of Roman Catholic Cardinals over the age of 80 as of the death of Pope John Paul II on April 2, 2005. As such, they were ineligible to vote in the Papal conclave beginning April 18 to elect John Paul's successor. This list is alphabetical by surname within geographic areas.

All the cardinals except those marked with † were created by Pope John Paul II and thus were destined never to participate in a conclave. Cardinals marked with † were created by Pope Paul VI and had participated in the August and October 1978 conclaves.


* Alexandre do Nascimento, Archbishop Emeritus of Luanda, Angola
* Alexandre José Maria dos Santos, OFM, Archbishop Emeritus of Maputo, Mozambique
* † Bernardin Gantin, Prefect Emeritus of Bishops, Roman Curia
* Stéphanos II Ghattas, CM, Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt
* † Adam Kozlowiecki, SJ, Archbishop Emeritus of Lusaka, Zambia
* Jean Margéot, Bishop Emeritus of Port-Louis, Mauritius


* † Stephen Cardinal Kim Sou-hwan, Archbishop Emeritus of Seoul, South Korea
* Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, Prefect Emeritus of Oriental Churches, Roman Curia
* Paul Joseph Pham Dinh Tung, Archbishop Emeritus of Hà Nôi, Viêt Nam
* Simon Cardinal Pimenta, Archbishop Emeritus of Bombay, India
* José Tomás Sánchez, Prefect Emeritus of Clergy, Roman Curia
* Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, Lebanon
* Paul Cardinal Shan Kuo-hsi, SJ, Bishop of Kaohsiung, Taiwan


* Gilberto Agustoni, Prefect Emeritus of Apostolic Signatura, Roman Curia
* Fiorenzo Angelini, President Emeritus of Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers, Roman Curia
* Lorenzo Antonetti, President Emeritus of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, Roman Curia
* Giovanni Canestri, Archbishop Emeritus of Genova, Italy
* Giuseppe Caprio, President Emeritus of Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See, Roman Curia
* Giovanni Cheli, President Emeritus of Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples, Roman Curia
* Georges Cottier, OP, Cardinal Deacon of S. Domenico e Sisto
* Cahal Daly, Archbishop Emeritus of Armagh, Northern Ireland
* Andrzej Cardinal Deskur, President Emeritus of Social Communications, Roman Curia
* Roger Etchegaray, President Emeritus of Justice and Peace, Roman Curia
* Angelo Felici, President Emeritus of "Ecclesia Dei", Roman Curia
* Carlo Furno, Official Emeritus of Roman Curia - Other
* Henryk Gulbinowicz, Archbishop Emeritus of Wrocław, Poland
* Jean Marcel Honoré, Archbishop Emeritus of Tours, France
* Antonio Innocenti, Prefect Emeritus of Clergy, Roman Curia
* Antonio María Javierre Ortas, SDB, Prefect Emeritus of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, Roman Curia
* Ján Chryzostom Kardinál Korec, SJ, Bishop of Nitra, Slovakia
* Pio Laghi, Prefect Emeritus of Catholic Education (for Seminaries and Institutes of Study), Roman Curia
* Paul Mayer, OSB, President Emeritus of "Ecclesia Dei", Roman Curia
* Dino Monduzzi, Prefect Emeritus of Prefecture of the Papal Household, Roman Curia
* Stanislaw Nagy, SCI, Cardinal Deacon of S. Maria della Scala
* Virgilio Noè, President Emeritus of Roman Curia - Other
* † Salvatore Pappalardo, Archbishop Emeritus of Palermo, Italy
* Silvano Piovanelli, Archbishop Emeritus of Firenze {Florence}, Italy
* Luigi Poggi, Archivist Emeritus of Vatican Secret Archives, Roman Curia
* Giovanni Saldarini, Archbishop Emeritus of Turin, Italy
* Leo Scheffczyk, Cardinal Deacon of S. Francesco Saverio alla Garbatella
* Achille Silvestrini, Prefect Emeritus of Oriental Churches, Roman Curia
* Tomáš Špidlík, SJ, Cardinal Deacon of S. Agata de' Goti
* Alfons Stickler, SDB, Archivist Emeritus of Vatican Secret Archives, Roman Curia
* Ángel Suquía Goicoechea, Archbishop Emeritus of Madrid, Spain
* Kazimierz Swiatek, Archbishop of Minsk-Mohilev, Belarus
* Jozef Tomko, Prefect Emeritus of Evangelization of Peoples, Roman Curia
* Ersilio Tonini, Archbishop Emeritus of Ravenna-Cervia, Italy
* Roberto Tucci, SJ, Cardinal Deacon of S. Ignazio di Loyola a Campo Marzio
* † Johannes Willebrands, Archbishop Emeritus of Utrecht, Netherlands

North America

:"This includes the United States, Canada, Mexico, the nations of Central America, and the Caribbean."

* † Luis Aponte Martinez, Archbishop Emeritus of San Juan de Puerto Rico
* Anthony Bevilacqua, Archbishop Emeritus of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
* Avery Dulles, SJ, theologian, United States
* Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada, Archbishop Emeritus of México, Federal District, Mexico
* Edouard Gagnon, PSS, President Emeritus of Family, Roman Curia
* Louis-Albert Vachon, Archbishop Emeritus of Québec, Québec, Canada


* Edward Idris Cassidy, President Emeritus of Promoting Christian Unity, Roman Curia
* Edward Cardinal Clancy, Archbishop Emeritus of Sydney, Australia
* † Pio Cardinal Taofinu'u, SM, Archbishop Emeritus of Samoa-Apia, Samoa

South America

* † Eugênio Cardinal de Araújo Sales, Archbishop Emeritus of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
* † Paulo Evaristo Cardinal Arns, OFM, Archbishop Emeritus of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
* Serafim Cardinal Fernandes de Araújo, Archbishop Emeritus of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
* Rosalio José Cardinal Castillo Lara, SDB President Emeritus of Vatican City State, Roman Curia
* Antonio Cardinal González Zumárraga, Archbishop Emeritus of Quito, Ecuador
* † Aloísio Cardinal Lorscheider, OFM, Archbishop Emeritus of Aparecida, São Paulo, Brazil
* Jorge María Cardinal Mejía, Archivist Emeritus of Vatican Secret Archives, Roman Curia
* † Raúl Francisco Cardinal Primatesta, Archbishop Emeritus of Córdoba, Argentina

ee also

*Cardinals over 80 in 1978 Papal conclaves

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