The chart is dated today, but the numbers are based on Pope Benedict XVI's upcoming resignation.
Here are some of the raw numbers:
- Pope Benedict XVI: Cardinals 90; Years 7.9; Average: 11.39 (highest since at least 1450).
- The previous high was Pope John XXIII with 52 Cardinals in 4.6 years for an average of 11.30.
- Since Pope Nicholas V (1447): 2,424 Cardinal created in 558 years of Papal service for an average of 4.34 per year.