16 February 2013

Cardinals per Pope (updated)

I've updated the Cardinals per Pope chart. (warning: PDF)

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.

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