The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church

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Note. The date after their names denotes the year in which their promotion to the cardinalate took place.

Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI (2005-2013)

2005 (3)
June 21 -
Jaime Lachica Sin (1976), archbishop emeritus of Manila, Philippines.
October 15 - Giuseppe Caprio (1979), grand master emeritus of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and president emeritus of the Prefecture of Economic Affairs of the Holy See.
December 8 - Leo Scheffczyk (2001), deacon of S. Francesco Saverio alla Garbatella.

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2006 (8)
January 19 -
Pio Taofinu'u, S.M. (1973), archbishop emeritus of Samoa-Apia, Samoa.
May 1 - Raúl Francisco Primatesta (1973), archbishop emeritus of Córdoba, Argentina.
July 13 - Ángel Suquía Goicoechea (1985), archbishop emeritus of Madrid, Spain.
August 2 - Johannes Willebrands (1969), president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the Unity of Christians.
September 29 - Louis Albert Vachon (1988), archbishop emeritus of Québec and primate of Canada.
October 13 - Dino Monduzzi (1998), prefect emeritus of the Pontifical Household.
October 18 - Mario Francesco Pompedda (2001), prefect emeritus of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature.
December 10 - Salvatore Pappalardo (1973), archbishop emeritus of Palermo, Italy.

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2007 (10)
January 6 -
Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, C.I.C.M. (1991), archbishop of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo.
February 1 - Antonio María Javierre Ortas, S.D.B. (1988), prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.
June 17 - Angelo Felici (1988), prefect emeritus of the Congregation of the Causes of the Saints and president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei.
August 5 - Jean-Marie Lustiger (1983), archbishop emeritus of Paris, France.
August 25 - Édouard Gagnon, P.S.S. (1985), president emeritus of the Pontifical Council of the Family and president emeritus of the Pontifical Committee for the International Eucharistic Congress.
September 28 - Adam Kozłowiecki, S.J. (1998), archbishop emeritus of Lusaka, Zambia.
October 16 - Rosalio José Castillo Lara, S.D.B. (1985), president emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, and of the Pontifical Commission for the State of Vatican City.
November 8 - Stephen Fumio Hamao (2003), president emeritus of the Pontifical Council of the Pastoral Care for Migrants and Itinerants.
December 12 - Alfons Maria Stickler, S.D.B. (1985), archivist and librarian emeritus of the Holy Roman Church.
December 23 - Aloísio Lorscheider, O.F.M. (1976), archbishop emeritus of Aparecida, Brazil.

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2008 (8)
March 6 -
Peter Poreku Dery (2006), archbishop emeritus of Tamale, Ghana.
March 22 - Adolfo Antonio Suárez Rivera (1994), archbishop emeritus of Monterrey, México.
April 10 - Ernesto Corripio Ahumada (1979), archbishop emeritus of México, México.
April 19 - Alfonso López Trujillo (1983), bishop of the title of the suburbicarian see of Frascati and president of the Pontifical Council for the Family.
May 13 - Bernardin Gantin (1977), bishop of the title of the suburbicarian see of Palestrina, dean emeritus of the College of Cardinals, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Bishops and president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America.
September 6 - Antonio Innocenti (1985), president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for the Conservation of the Artistic and Historical Patrimony of the Church, and president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei".
October 13 - Antonio José González Zumárraga (2001), archbishop emeritus of Quito, Ecuador.
December 12 - Avery Dulles, S.J. (2001), deacon of SS. Nomi di Gesù e Maria in via Lata.

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2009 (8)
January 10 -
Pio Laghi (1991), prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Catholic Education and patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta.
January 20 - Stéphanos II Ghattas, C.M. (2001), patriarch emeritus of Alexandria of the Copts, Egypt.
February 16 - Stephen Kim Sou-hwan (1969), archbishop emeritus of Seoul, South Korea.
February 22 - Paul-Joseph Phạm Ðinh Tung (1994), archbishop emeritus of Hà Nôi, Việt Nam.
April 1 - Umberto Betti, O.F.M. (2007), deacon of Ss. Vito, Modesto e Crescenzia.
July 17 - Jean Margéot (1988), bishop emeritus of Port-Louis, Mauritius.
December 30 - Peter Seiichi Shirayanagi (1994), archbishop emeritus of Tōkyō, Japan.
December 31 - Cahal Brendan Daly (1991), archbishop emeritus of Armagh, Ireland.

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2010 (6)
January 9 -
Armand-Gaétan Razafindrtandra (1994), archbishop emeritus of Antananarivo, Madagascar.
April 16 - Tomáš Špidlík, S.J. (2003), deacon of S. Agata de' Goti.
April 30 - Paul Augustin Mayer, O.S.B. (1985), prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments and president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei.
May 4 - Luigi Poggi (1994), archivist and librarian emeritus of the Holy Roman Church.
November 22 - Urbano Navarrete Cortés, S.J. (2007), deacon of S. Ponziano.
December 2 - Michele Giordano (1988), archbishop emeritus of Naples, Italy.

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2011 (9)
April 1 -
Varkey Vithayathil, C.SS.R. (2001), archbishop major of Ernakulam-Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars, India.
April 18 - Giovanni Saldarini (1991), archbishop emeritus of Turin, Italy.
May 1 - Agustín García-Gasco Vicente (2007), archbishop emeritus of Valencia, Spain.
June 30 - George Maximilian Sterzinsky (1991), archbishop emeritus of Berlin, Germany.
July 21 - Kazimierz Świątek (1994), archbishop emeritus of Minsk-Mohilev and former apostolic administrator ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the diocese of Pinsk, Belarus.
July 24 - Virgilio Noè (1991), archpriest emeritus of the papal Vatican Basilica, vicar general emeritus of His Holiness for Vatican City and president emeritus of the Fabric of St. Peter's basilica.
August 26 - Aloysius Matthew Ambrozic (1998), archbishop emeritus of Toronto, Canada.
September 3 - Andrzej Maria Deskur (1985), president emeritus of the Pontifical Council of Social Communications.
December 11 - John Patrick Foley (2007), grand master emeritus of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre and president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications.

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2012 (9)
January 31 -
Anthony Joseph Bevilacqua (1991), archbishop emeritus of Philadelphia, United States of America.
March 9 - José Tomás Sánchez (1991), prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy.
April 7 - Ignace Moussa I Daoud (2001), patriarch emeritus of Antioch of the Syrians, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.
April 10 - Luis Aponte Martínez (1973), archbishop emeritus of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
June 4 - Rodolfo Quezada Toruño (2003), archbishop emeritus of Guatemala, Guatemala.
July 9 - Eugênio de Araújo Sales (1969), archbishop emeritus of São Sebastiaõ de Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
August 22 - Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, S.J. (1998), bishop emeritus of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
August 31 - Carlo Maria Martini, S.J. (1983), archbishop emeritus of Milan, Italy.
September 20 - Fortunato Baldelli (2010), penitentiary major emeritus.

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2013 (4)
January 23 -
Józef Glemp (1983), archbishop emeritus of Warsaw, former primate of Poland.
February 8 - Giovanni Cheli (1998), president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants.
February 23 - Julien Ries (2012), deacon of S. Antonio di Padova a Circonvallazione Appia.
February 28 - Jean Honoré (2001), archbishop emeritus of Tours, France.

Pontificate of Pope Francis (2013-)

2013 (7)
April 10 - Lorenzo Antonetti (1998), president emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See and former pontifical delegate to the patriarchal basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, Italy.
June 5 - Stanisław Nagy, S.C.I. (2003), deacon of S. Maria della Scala.
July 19 - Simon Ignatius Pimenta (1988), archbishop emeritus of Bombay, India.
July 28 - Ersilio Tonini (1994), archbishop emeritus of Ravenna-Cervia, Italy.
August 29 - Medardo Joseph Mazombwe (2010), archbishop emeritus of Lusaka, Zambia.
November 11 - Domenico Bartolucci (2010), deacon of SS. Nomi di Gesù e Maria in via Lata.
December 17 - Ricardo María Carles Gordó (1994), archbishop emeritus of Barcelona, Spain.

2014
March 12 -
José da Cruz Policarpo (2001), patriarch emeritus of Lisbon, Portugal.
April 8 - Emmanuel III Delly (2007), patriarch emeritus of Babylon of the Chaldeans, Iraq.
May 12 - Marco Cè (1979), patriarch emeritus of Venice, Italy.
June 2 - Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy (1985), prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches.
June 9 - Bernard Agré (2001), archbishop emeritus of Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
July 27 - Francesco Marchisano (2003), president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Patrimony of the Church, president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission of Sacred Archeology, archpriest emeritus of the papal basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican, vicar general emeritus of His Holiness for Vatican City, president emeritus of the Fabric of St. Peter's basilica, and president emeritus of the Office of Labor of the Apostolic See.
August 3 - Edward Bede Clancy (1988), archbishop emeritus of Sydney, Australia.
August 20 - Edmund Casimir Szoka (1988), president emeritus of the Pontifical Commission for the State of Vatican City, president emeritus of the Governatorate of the State of Vatican City, and archbishop emeritus of Detroit, Michigan, United States of America.
November 22 - Fiorenzo Angelini (1991), president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral of the Health Workers.

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CARDINALITIAL OBITUARIES IN THE PONTIFICATES OF THE 21ST CENTURY (SUMMARY)

Cardinals who have died during the pontificate of:

Benedict XVI (2005-2013) - 65
Francis (2013-) - 15

Total - 80

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