11 December 2014

Consistory to Create New Cardinals - 2015

The Holy See has announced the intention of Pope Francis to hold a Consistory to Create New Cardinals on 14 February 2015.

No names or even a suggestion of how many new cardinals was provided. In the past, the names have been given roughly a month before the Consistory, so early to mid-January 2015.

On the date of the consistory, there will be 110 Cardinal Electors, meaning 10 open slots for electors, although nothing prevents the Pope from creating more than that number. At the last such creation (in February 2014), Pope Francis created 16 new electors for a total of 122 (2 over the limit).

Helpful links:
* Current Cardinal Electors by Age
* Current Cardinals by Rank

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