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List of papabili in the 2005 papal conclave

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[original research?] A number of men had been named as potential successors (papabili) to Pope John Paul II, who died on April 2, 2005, before the 2005 conclave. On April 19, 2005, the conclave selected Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI.

In the chart below, lime indicates the elected Pope, and gray indicates cardinals who have either died or turned 80 and hence will be ineligible to vote in any coming conclaves which decreases or eliminates their chances of being elected Pope.


Surname
Nation
Rank
Office(s)
Age as of April 2005
Elevated
 
Agnelo Brazil Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Salvador da Bahia 71 2001
Antonelli Italy Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Florence 68 2003
Arinze Nigeria Cardinal Bishop last Prefect, Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments 72 1985
Bergoglio Argentina Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Buenos Aires 68 2001
Bertone Italy Cardinal Priest
(now Bishop)
Archbishop of Genoa 70 2003
Cipriani Thorne Peru Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Lima 61 2001
Dias India Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Mumbai (Bombay) 68 2001
Errázuriz Ossa Chile Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Santiago 71 2001
George United States Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Chicago 68 1998
Hummes Brazil Cardinal Priest Archbishop of São Paulo 70 2001
Husar Ukraine Cardinal Priest Ukrainian Rite Major-Archbishop of Lviv 72 2001
Kasper Germany Cardinal Deacon last President, Pontifical Council for the
Promotion of Christian Unity
72 2001
López Trujillo Colombia Cardinal Bishop last President, Pontifical Council for the Family 69 1983
Martini Italy Cardinal Priest retired Archbishop of Milan 78 1983
Murphy-O'Connor England & Wales Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Westminster 72 2001
O'Brien Scotland Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh 67 2003
Ortega y Alamino Cuba Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Havana 68 1994
Ouellet Canada Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Quebec 60 2003
Pell Australia Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Sydney 63 2003
Poletto Italy Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Turin 72 2001
Policarpo Portugal Cardinal Priest Patriarch of Lisbon 69 2001
Ratzinger Germany Cardinal Bishop Dean of the College of Cardinals;
last Prefect, Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith - elected Pope Benedict XVI on April 19, 2005
78 1977
Re Italy Cardinal Bishop last Prefect, Congregation for Bishops 71 2001
Rivera Carrera Mexico Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Mexico City 62 1998
Rodríguez Maradiaga Honduras Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Tegucigalpa 62 2001
Schönborn Austria Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Vienna 60 1995
Scola Italy Cardinal Priest Patriarch of Venice 63 2003
Sepe Italy Cardinal Deacon last Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples 61 2001
Sodano Italy Cardinal Bishop Vice Dean of the College of Cardinals;
last Cardinal Secretary of State
77 1991
Szoka United States Cardinal Priest last President, Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State 77 1988
Tettamanzi Italy Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Milan 71 1998
Turcotte Canada Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Montreal 67 1994
Vlk Czech Republic Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Prague 72 1994
Wetter Germany Cardinal Priest Archbishop of Munich 77 1985
(Note: Most offices in the Roman Curia expire upon the death of each pope. Those cardinals listed as being last to hold an office held those positions at the time of John Paul II's death.)

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