Note: At the moment of the vacancy of the Apostolic See, all heads of the dicasteries of the Roman Curia (the secretary of State, the prefects of the congregations and the presidents of the pontifical councils) cease to exercise their office except for the Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church and the Major Penitentiary. Likewise, the cardinal vicar general for the Diocese of Rome continues in office as does the cardinal archpriest of the Vatican basilica and vicar general for the Vatican City (Chapter III, 14, apostolic constitution "Universi Dominici Gregis).
The 115 cardinal electors who will participate in the conclave of March 2013:
Abril y Castelló, Santos. Archpriest of the papal Liberian basilica (2012).
Agnelo, Geraldo Majella. Archbishop emeritus of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil (2001).
Alencherry, George. Archbishop major of Ernakulam-Angamaly of the Syro Malabars, India (2012).
Amato, S.D.B., Angelo. Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints (2010).
Amigo Vallejo, O.F.M., Carlos. Archbishop emeritus of Sevilla, Spain (2003).
Antonelli, Ennio. President emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Family (2003).
Assis, Raymundo Damasceno. Archbishop of Aparecida, Brazil (2010).
Aviz, João Braz de. Prefect of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life (2012).
Bačkis, Audrys Juozas. Archbishop of Vilnius, Lithuania (2001).
Bagnasco, Angelo. Archbishop of Genoa, Italy (2007).
Barbarin, Philippe. Archbishop of Lyon, France (2003).
Bergoglio, S.J., Jorge Mario. Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina (2001).
Bertello, Giuseppe. President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State and of the Governatorato of the same state (2012).
Bertone, S.D.B., Tarcisio. Secretary of State; Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church (2003)
Betori, Giuseppe. Archbishop of Florence, Italy (2012).
Bozanić, Josip. Archbishop of Zagreb, Croatia (2003).
Brady, Seán Baptist. Archbishop of Armagh, Ireland (2007).
Burke, Raymond Leo. Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature and of the Court of Cassation (2010).
Caffarra, Carlo. Archbishop of Bologna, Italy (2006).
Calcagno, Domenico. President of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (2012).
Cañizares Llovera, Antonio. Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacrament (2006).
Cipriani Thorne, Juan Luis. Archbishop of Lima, Perú (2001).
Coccopalmerio, Francesco. President of the Pontifical Council for the Legislative Texts (2012).
Collins, Thomas Christopher. Archbishop of Toronto, Canada (2012).
Comastri, Angelo. Archpriest of the papal basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, vicar general of His Holiness for the State of Vatican City, and president of the Fabric of Saint Peter's basilica (2007).
Cordes, Paul Josef. President emeritus of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum (2007).
Danneels, Godfried. Archbishop emeritus of Mechelen-Brussels, Belgium (1983).
De Paolis, C.S., Velasio. President emeritus of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See (2010).
Dias, Ivan. Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and grand chancellor emeritus of the Pontifical Urbanian University (2001).
DiNardo, Daniel Nicholas. Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, United States of America (2007).
Dolan, Timothy Michael. Archbishop of New York, United States of America (2012).
Duka, O.P., Dominik. Archbishop of Prague, Czech Republic (2012).
Dziwisz, Stanisław. Archbishop of Kraków, Poland (2006).
Eijk, Willem Jacobus. Archbishop of Utrecht, Holland (2012).
Erdö, Péter. Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary (2003).
Errázuriz Ossa, Institute of the Fathers of Schönstatt, Francisco Javier. Archbishop emeritus of Santiago, Chile (2001).
Farina, S.D.B., Raffaele. Archivist and librarian emeritus of the Holy Roman Church (2007).
Filoni, Fernando. Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (2012).
George, O.M.I., Francis Eugene. Archbishop of Chicago, United States of America (1998).
Gracias, Oswald. Archbishop of Bombay, India (2007).
Grocholewski, Zenon. Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education and grand chancellor of the Pontifical Gregorian University (2001).
Harvey, James Michael. Archpriest of the papal basilica of S. Paolo fuori le mura (2012).
Hummes, O.F.M., Cláudio. Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy (2001).
Kasper, Walter. President emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity (2001).
Koch, Kurt. President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of Christian Unity (2010).
Lajolo, Giovanni. President emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for the State of Vatican City and president emeritus of the Governatorato of the same state (2007).
Lehmann, Karl. Bishop of Mainz, Germany (2001).
Levada, William Joseph. Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (2006).
López Rodríguez, Nicolás de Jesús. Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (1991).
Mahony, Roger Michael. Archbishop emeritus of Los Angeles, United States of America (1991).
Martínez Sistach Lluís. Archbishop of Barcelona, Spain (2007).
Marx, Reinhard. Archbishop of Münich und Freising, Germany (2010).
Meisner, Joachim. Archbishop of Cologne, Germany (1983).
Monsengwo Pasinya, Laurent. Archbishop of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (2010).
Monteiro de Castro, Manuel. Penitentiary major (2012).
Monterisi, Francesco. Archpriest emeritus of the papal basilica of S. Paolo fouri le Mura (2010).
Naguib, Antonios. Patriarch emeritus of Alexandria of the Copts, Egypt (2010).
Napier, O.F.M., Wilfrid Fox. Archbishop of Durban, South Africa (2001).
Nicora, Attilio. President of the Financial Information Authority; President emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (2003).
Njue, John. Archbishop of Nairobi, Kenya (2007).
Nycz, Kazimierz. Archbishop of Warsaw, Poland (2010).
O'Brien, Edwin Frederick. Grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (2012).
Okogie, Anthony Olubunmi. Archbishop emeritus of Lagos, Nigeria (2003).
O'Malley, O.F.M.Cap., Seán Patrick. Archbishop of Boston, United States of America (2006).
Onaiyekan, John Olorunfemi. Archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria.
Ortega y Alamino, Jaime Lucas. Archbishop of San Cristóbal de La Habana, Cuba (1994).
Ouellet, P.S.S., Marc. Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops and president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America (2003).
Patabendige Don, Albert Malcolm Ranjith. Archbishop of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2010).
Pell, George. Archbishop of Sydney, Australia (2003).
Pengo, Polycarp. Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania (1998).
Pham Minh Mân, Jean-Baptiste. Archbishop of Hôchiminh Ville, Việt Nam (2003).
Piacenza, Mauro. Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy (2010).
Poletto, Severino. Archbishop emeritus of Turin, Italy (2001).
Policarpo, José da Cruz. Patriarch of Lisbon, Portugal (2001).
Puljić, Vinko. Archbishop of Vrhbosna, Bosnia-Herzegovina (1994).
Raï, O.M.M., Béchara Boutros. Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites, Lebanon (2012).
Ravasi, Gianfranco. President of the Pontifical Council for Culture and of the Pontifical Commissions for the Patrimony of the Church and of Sacred Archeology (2010).
Re, Giovanni Battista. Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Bishops and president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America (2001).
Ricard, Jean-Pierre. Archbishop of Bordeaux, France (2006).
Rigali, Justin Francis. Archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia, United States of America (2003).
Rivera Carrera, Norberto. Archbishop of México City, México (1998).
Robles Ortega, Francisco. Archbishop of Guadalajara, México (2007).
Rodé, C.M., Franc. Prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life (2006).
Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B., Óscar Andrés. Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras (2001).
Romeo, Paolo. Archbishop of Palermo, Italy (2010).
Rouco Varela, Antonio María. Archbishop of Madrid, Spain (1998).
Ryłko, Stanisław. President of the Pontifical Council for the Laity (2007).
Salazar Gómez, Rubén. Archbishop of Bogotá, Colombia (2012).
Sandoval Íñiguez, Juan. Archbishop emeritus of Guadalajara, México (1994).
Sandri, Leonardo. Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches (2007).
Sarah, Robert. President of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum (2010).
Sardi, Paolo. Patron of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta (2010).
Sarr, Théodore-Adrien. Archbishop of Dakar, Sénégal (2007).
Scherer, Odilo Pedro. Archbishop of São Paulo, Brazil (2007).
Schönborn, O.P., Christoph. Archbishop of Vienna, Austria (1998).
Scola, Angelo. Archbishop of Milan, Italy (2003).
Sepe, Crescenzio. Archbishop of Naples, Italy (2001).
Tagle, Luis Antonio Gokim. Archbishop of Manila, Philippines (2012).
Tauran, Jean-Louis. President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialog (2003).
Terrazas Sandoval, C.SS.R., Julio. Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia (2001).
Tettamanzi, Dionigi. Archbishop emeritus of Milan, Italy (1998).
Thottunkal, Baselios Cleemis. Archbishop major of Trivandrum of the Syro Malankars, India (2012).
Tong Hon, John. Bishop of Hong Kong, China (2012).
Toppo, Telesphore Placidus. Archbishop of Ranchi, India (2003).
Turcotte, Jean-Claude. Archbishop emeritus of Montréal, Canada (1994).
Turkson, Peter Kodwo Appiah. President of the Pontifical Council Iustitia et Pax (2003).
Urosa Savino, Jorge Liberato. Archbishop of Caracas, Venezuela (2006).
Vallini, Agostino. Vicar General of His Holiness for the Diocese of Rome; archpriest of the papal Lateran Basilica; grand chancellor of the Pontifical Lateran University (2006).
Vegliò, Antonio Maria. President of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples (2012).
Vela Chiriboga, Raúl Eduardo. Archbishop emeritus of Quito, Ecuador (2010).
Versaldi, Giuseppe. President of the prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See (2012).
Vingt-Trois, André. Archbishop of Paris, France (2007).
Woelki, Ranier Maria. Archbishop of Berlin, Germany (2012).
Wuerl, Donald William Archbishop of Washington, United States of America (2010).
Zubeir Wako, Gabriel. Archbishop of Khartoum, Sudan (2003).
Cardinal electors who will not be participating in the conclave;
Darmaatmadja, S.J., Julius Riyadi. Archbishop emeritus of Jakarta, Indonesia (1994).
O'Brien, Keith Michael. Archbishop emeritus of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland (2003).