Pope Francis, For The First Time, Did NOT Exceed The 120 Elector Limit — Is This A Clue To Timing Of Next Pope Electing Conclave?
On the day of Pope Francis‘ cardinal creating consistory, viz., November 19, 2016, there will be 108 cardinal electors (barring any deaths prior to that).
Nine (9) days later another cardinal, viz., ‘Sarr’, turns 80 and ceases to be an elector.
Pope Francis will be creating 13 new cardinal electors on November 19, 2016.
So, yes … for 9 days we will have 121 electos — ONE (1) more than the currently allowed 120 elector max. BUT this gets normalized on November 28, 2016.
So come December, when the pope turns 80, the number of electors will be at 120. PERFECT.
This pope has only held 2 other cardinal creating consistories, one in February 2014 and the other in February 2015.
After his first one there were 122 electors. It was to be 3 weeks before, barring a death (which did occur), two cardinals were due to age out.
In 2015 he had 125 electors after his consistory.
But this time he is being very careful.
This could be a CLUE. A December conclave ahead of Christmas?
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