Distribution of papal electors

More than half of the Catholic cardinals are papal electors. Of the 232 cardinals that Pope John Paul II named during his papacy, 50* are eligible to vote in the conclave. Canon law allows electors to vote until they turn 80. Here is a demographic breakdown of the electors.

Distribution of papal electors
Sources: Vatican Information Service, World Christian Database. Cristina Rivero/The Washington Post. Published on February 27, 2013, 8:38 p.m.
 
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