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Location of Cardinal Electors
Country Number of Electors
Italy 20
United States of America 11
Germany, Spain 9
France 5
Brazil, Mexico 4
Canada, Colombia, India, Poland 3
Chile, Hungary, Japan, Nigeria, Philippines, Portugal, Ukraine, United Kingdom 2
Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Madagascar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa, Sudan, Switzerland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam 1

The following were the one hundred and twenty three cardinal electors in the 2005 papal conclave. Arranged by region (not by the linguistic groups commonly used in universal church senacles), and within each alphabetically (not the official order of precedence, which is not relevant to conclave procedure).

Cardinals marked with a † have since died.

Roman Curia

  1. Francis Arinze, Prefect of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
  2. William Baum, Major Penitentiary Emeritus
  3. Agostino Cacciavillan, President Emeritus of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
  4. Julián Herranz Casado, President Emeritus of Interpretation of Legislative Texts
  5. Ignace Daoud, Prefect Emeritus of Oriental Churches
  6. Jorge Arturo Medina Estévez, Senior Cardinal Deacon, Prefect Emeritus of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
  7. Zenon Grocholewski, Prefect Emeritus of Catholic Education
  8. Stephen Fumio Hamao, President Emeritus of Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant Peoples
  9. Darío Castrillón Hoyos, Prefect of Clergy
  10. Walter Kasper, President Emeritus of Promoting Christian Unity
  11. Javier Lozano Barragán, President Emeritus of Pastoral Assistance to Health Care Workers
  12. Francesco Marchisano, President Emeritus of Sacred Archeology
  13. Renato Raffaele Martino, President of Justice and Peace
  14. José Saraiva Martins, CMF, Prefect of Causes of Saints
  15. Eduardo Martínez Somalo, Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church
  16. Attilio Nicora, President of Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See
  17. Mario Francesco Pompedda, Prefect Emeritus of Apostolic Signatura
  18. Paul Poupard, President of Culture
  19. Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of Doctrine of the Faith, Dean of the College of Cardinals (was elected Pope and chose the name Benedict XVI)
  20. Giovanni Battista Re, Prefect of Bishops
  21. Sergio Sebastiani, President of Economic Affairs of the Holy See
  22. Crescenzio Sepe, Prefect of Evangelization of Peoples
  23. Angelo Sodano, Secretary of State, Vice Dean of the College of Cardinals
  24. James Francis Stafford, Major Penitentiary
  25. Edmund Casimir Szoka, Governor of Vatican City, President of Vatican City
  26. Jean-Louis Tauran, Archivist of Vatican Secret Archives
  27. Alfonso López Trujillo, President of Family



  1. Ennio Antonelli, Archbishop of Florence
  2. Giacomo Biffi, Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna
  3. Tarcisio Bertone, SDB, Archbishop of Genoa
  4. Marco Cé, Patriarch Emeritus of Venice
  5. Salvatore De Giorgi, Archbishop of Palermo
  6. Michele Giordano, Archbishop of Naples
  7. Carlo Martini, SJ, Archbishop Emeritus of Milan
  8. Severino Poletto, Archbishop of Turin
  9. Camillo Ruini, Vicar General of Rome
  10. Angelo Scola, Patriarch of Venice
  11. Dionigi Tettamanzi, Archbishop of Milan

Other European

  1. Francisco Álvarez Martínez, Archbishop Emeritus of Toledo, Spain
  2. Carlos Amigo Vallejo OFM, Archbishop of Seville, Spain
  3. Audrys Juozas Bačkis, Archbishop of Vilnius, Lithuania
  4. Philippe Barbarin, Archbishop of Lyon-Vienne, France
  5. Josip Bozanić, Archbishop of Zagreb, Croatia
  6. Ricardo Cardinal Carles Gordó, Archbishop Emeritus of Barcelona, Spain
  7. Desmond Connell, Archbishop Emeritus of Dublin, Ireland
  8. José da Cruz Policarpo, Patriarch of Lisbon, Portugal
  9. Godfried Danneels, Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels, Belgium
  10. Péter Erdő, Archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
  11. Józef Glemp, Archbishop of Warsaw, Poland
  12. Lubomyr Husar, Ukrainian Rite Major Archbishop of Lviv, Ukraine
  13. Marian Jaworski, Latin Rite Archbishop of Lviv, Ukraine
  14. Karl Lehmann, Bishop of Mainz, Germany
  15. Jean-Marie Lustiger, Archbishop Emeritus of Paris, France
  16. Franciszek Macharski, Archbishop of Kraków, Poland
  17. Joachim Meisner, Archbishop of Cologne, Germany
  18. Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Archbishop of Westminster, England, United Kingdom
  19. Keith Michael Patrick O'Brien, Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
  20. Bernard Panafieu, Archbishop of Marseille, France
  21. László Paskai, OFM, Archbishop Emeritus of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary
  22. Jānis Pujāts, Archbishop of Riga, Latvia
  23. Vinko Puljić, Archbishop of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  24. Antonio María Rouco Varela, Archbishop of Madrid, Spain
  25. Christoph Schönborn, OP, Archbishop of Vienna, Austria
  26. Henri Schwery, Archbishop Emeritus of Sitten, Switzerland
  27. Adrianus Johannes Simonis, Archbishop of Utrecht, Netherlands
  28. Georg Sterzinsky, Archbishop of Berlin, Germany
  29. Miloslav Vlk, Archbishop of Prague, Czech Republic
  30. Friedrich Wetter, Archbishop of Munich, Germany

North America

  1. Aloysius Ambrozic, Archbishop of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  2. Edward Egan, Archbishop of New York, New York, United States
  3. Francis George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago, Illinois, United States
  4. William Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore, Maryland, United States
  5. Bernard Francis Law, Archbishop Emeritus of Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  6. Roger Mahony, Archbishop of Los Angeles, California, United States
  7. Adam Maida, Archbishop of Detroit, Michigan, United States
  8. Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop of Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  9. Marc Ouellet, PSS, Archbishop of Québec, Québec, Canada
  10. Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
  11. Jean-Claude Turcotte, Archbishop of Montréal, Québec, Canada
  12. Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez, Archbishop of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
  13. Miguel Obando y Bravo, SDB, Archbishop Emeritus of Managua, Nicaragua
  14. Jaime Lucas Ortega y Alamino, Archbishop of Havana, Cuba
  15. Rodolfo Quezada Toruño, Archbishop of Guatemala City, Guatemala
  16. Norberto Rivera Carrera, Archbishop of Mexico City, Mexico
  17. Óscar Andrés Rodríguez Maradiaga, SDB, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  18. Juan Sandoval Íñiguez, Archbishop of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
  19. Adolfo Antonio Suárez Rivera, Archbishop Emeritus of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico (absent - unable to attend due to ill health)

South America

  1. Geraldo Majella Agnelo, Archbishop of São Salvador da Bahia, Brazil
  2. Jorge Bergoglio, SJ, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina
  3. Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, Archbishop of Lima, Peru
  4. Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, Schönstatt, Archbishop of Santiago, Chile
  5. José Freire Falcão, Archbishop Emeritus of Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
  6. Cláudio Hummes, OFM, Archbishop of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  7. Pedro Rubiano Sáenz, Archbishop of Bogotá, Colombia
  8. Eusébio Scheid, SCI, Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  9. Julio Terrazas Sandoval, C.Ss.R, Archbishop of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia


  1. Bernard Agré, Archbishop of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire
  2. Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, CICM, Archbishop of Kinshasa, Dem. Rep. of the Congo
  3. Wilfrid Fox Napier, OFM, Archbishop of Durban, South Africa
  4. Anthony Olubumni Okogie, Archbishop of Lagos, Nigeria
  5. Polycarp Pengo, Archbishop of Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
  6. Armand Razafindratandra, Archbishop of Antananarivo, Madagascar
  7. Christian Cardinal Tumi, Archbishop of Douala, Cameroon
  8. Peter Turkson, Archbishop of Cape Coast, Ghana
  9. Emmanuel Wamala, Archbishop of Kampala, Uganda
  10. Gabriel Zubeir Wako, Archbishop of Khartoum, Sudan

Asia, including the Middle East

  1. Julius Riyadi Darmaatmadja, SJ, Archbishop of Jakarta, Indonesia
  2. Ivan Dias, Archbishop of Bombay, India
  3. Michael Cardinal Kitbunchu, Archbishop of Bangkok, Thailand
  4. Jean-Baptiste Phạm Minh Mẫn, Archbishop of Hô Chí Minh City, Viêt Nam
  5. Peter Shirayanagi, Archbishop Emeritus of Tokyo, Japan
  6. Jaime Sin, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila, Philippines (absent - unable to attend due to ill health)
  7. Telesphore Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi, India
  8. Ricardo Vidal, Archbishop of Cebu, Philippines
  9. Varkey Vithayathil, C.SS.R., Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly, India


  1. George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, Australia
  2. Thomas Stafford Williams, Archbishop Emeritus of Wellington, New Zealand
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