Hypothetical List of longest-living Cardinals

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This article lists the 100 oldest known living or deceased Members of the College of Cardinals (after 1800),, and whose ages are documented in reliable sources. Those currently living are in bold on gold. The longest-lived Cardinal was Corrado Bafile, of Italy who lived to ages of 101 years, 214 days.

If Every Current Living Cardinals are still alive by 2024-12-31.

List

Rank Cardinal Country Born Died Age
1 Jorge da Costa Portugal 1406 1508.09.18 101 years, 262 days to 102 years, 261 days
2 Corrado Bafile Italy 1903.07.04 2005.02.03 101 years, 214 days
3 Loris Francesco Capovilla Italy 1915.10.14 2016.05.26 100 years, 224 days
4 José de Jesús Pimiento Rodriguez Colombia 1919.02.18 2019.09.03 100 years, 197 days
5 Luigi Ciacchi Italy 1765.08.16 1865.12.17 100 years, 123 days
6 Alexandre do Nascimento Angola 1925 Alive 99 years, 305 days
6–7 Domingo Ram I Lanaja Spain 1345 1445.04.25 99 years, 116 days to 100 years, 115 days
8 Ersilio Tonini Italy 1914.07.20 2013.07.28 99 years, 8 days
9 Galeazzo Marescotti Italy 1627.10.01 1726.07.03 98 years, 275 days
10 Jean-Baptist de Belloy France 1709.10.09 1808.06.10 98 years, 245 days
11 Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir Lebanon 1920.05.15 2019.05.12 98 years, 362 days
12 Paul Augustin Mayer OSA Germany 1911.05.23 2010.04.30 98 years, 342 days
'13 Estanislao Esteban Karlic Argentina 1926.02.07 Alive 98 years, 328 days
14 Ignatius Kung Pin-mei China 1901.08.02 2000.03.12 98 years, 223 days
Franz König Austria 1905.08.03 2004.03.13
16 Jozef Tomko Slovakia 1924.03.11 2022.08.08 98 years 150 days
17 Fiorenzo Angelini Italy 1916.08.01 2014.11.22 98 years, 113 days
18 Emmanuel Wamala Uganda 1926.12.15 Alive 98 years, 16 days
19 Albert Vanhoye, SJ France 1923.07.24 2021.07.29 98 years, 5 days
20 Paolo Dezza, S.J. Italy 1901.12.13 1999.12.17 98 years, 4 days
21 Luis Pascual Dri OFMCap Argentina 1927.04.17 Alive 97 years, 258 days
22 Alexandre dos Santos, O.F.M. Mozambique 1924.03.18 2021.09.29 97 years, 195 days
23 Alfons Maria Stickler SDB Austria 1910.08.23 2007.12.12 97 years, 111 days
24 Júlio Duarte Langa Mozambique 1927.10.27 Alive 97 years, 65 days
25 Henryk Gulbinowicz Poland 1923.10.17 2020.11.16 97 years, 30 days
26 Ferdinando Giuseppe Antonelli, O.F.M. Italy 1896.07.14 1993.07.12 96 years, 363 days
27 Roger Etchegaray France 1922.09.25 2019.09.04 96 years, 344 days
28 Johannes Willebrands Netherlands 1909.09.04 2008.08.02 96 years, 331 days
29 Friedrich Wetter Germany 1928 Alive 96 years, 315 days
30 Gennaro Pignatelli di Belmonte Italy 1851.04.10 1948.02.16 96 years, 312 days
31 Edward Cassidy Australia 1924.07.05 2021.04.10 96 years, 279 days
32 Kazimierz Świątek Belarus 1914.10.21 2011.07.21 96 years, 273 days
33 José da Costa Nuñes Portugal 1880.03.15 1976.11.29 96 years, 259 days
34 Giovanni Canestri Italy 1918.09.30 2006.04.29 96 years, 211 days
35 Domenico Bartolucci Italy 1917.05.17 2013.11.11 96 years, 188 days
36 Adam Kozłowiecki, S.J. Zambia 1911.04.01 2007.09.28 96 years, 180 days
37 Francisco Álvarez Martínez Spain 1925.07.14 2022.01.05 96 years, 175 days
38 Francesco Carafa di Trajetto Italy 1722.04.29 1818.09.20 96 years, 144 days
39 Mikel Koliqi Albania 1900.09.29 1997.01.28 96 years, 121 days
40 Ernest Simoni Albania 1928.02.20 Alive 96 years, 74 days
41 Francesco Morano Italy 1872.06.08 1968.07.12 96 years, 34 days
42 Walter Brandmüller Germany 1929.01.05 Alive 95 years, 361 days
43 Luigi De Magistris Italy 1926.02.23 2022.02.16 95 years 358 days
44 Michael Michai Kitbunchu Thailand 1929.01.25 Alive 95 years, 341 days
45 José Freire Falcão Brazil 1925.10.23 2021.09.26 95 years, 338 days
46 Pietro Parente Italy 1891.02.16 1986.12.29 95 years, 316 days
47 Achille Silvestrini Italy 1923.10.25 2019.08.29 95 years, 308 days
48 Joseph Ratzinger
(later Pope Benedict XVI)
Italy 1927.04.16 2022.12.31 95 years, 279 days
34‐49 Ugolino dei Conti di Segni
(later Pope Gregory IX)
Italy 1145 1241.08.22 95 years, 235 days to 96 years, 234 days
50 Agostino Cacciavillan Italy 1926.08.14 2022.03.05 95 years, 204 days
51 Henri de Lubac, S.J. France 1896.02.20 1991.09.04 95 years, 196 days
52 Pedro Martinez de Luna y Pérez de Gotor
(later Antipope Benedict XIII)
France 1428.11.28 1523.05.23 95 years, 176 days
53 Paulo Evaristo Arns Brazil 1921.09.14 2016.12.14 95 years, 91 days
54 Serafim Fernandes de Araújo Brazil 1924.08.13 2019.10.08 95 years, 56 days
55 Alberto Di Jorio Italy 1884.07.18 1979.09.05 95 years, 49 days
56 Corrado Ursi Italy 1908.07.26 2003.08.29 95 years, 34 days
57 Adam Maida United States 1930.03.20 Alive 94 years, 288 days
58 Jorge Medina Estévez Chile 1895.08.18 1990.05.24 94 years, 284 days
59 Julijans Vaivods Latvia 1926.12.23 2021.10.03 94 years, 279 days
60 Julian Herranz Casado Spain 1930.03.31 Alive 94 years, 275 days
61 Carlos María de la Torre Ecuador 1873.11.15 1968.07.31 94 years, 259 days
62 Louis-Albert Vachon Canada 1912.02.04 2006.09.29 94 years, 237 days
63 Egano Righi-Lambertini Italy 1906.02.22 2000.10.04 94 years, 225 days
64 Angelo Sodano Italy 1927.11.23 2022.05.27 94 years, 205 days
65 Gilberto Agustoni Italy 1922.07.26 2017.01.22 94 years, 171 days
66 Eduardo Martínez Somalo Spain 1927.03.31 2021.08.10 94 years, 142 days
67 Paul Poupard France 1930.08.30 Alive 94 years, 123 days
68 Giovanni Cheli Italy 1918.10.04 2013.02.08 94 years 122 days
69 Salvatore De Giorgi Italy 1930.09.06 Alive 94 years, 116 days
70 Giuseppe Sensi Italy 1907.05.27 2001.07.26 94 years, 60 days
71 Janis Pujats Latvia 1930.11.14 Alive 94 years, 47 days
72 Marian Jaworski Poland 1926.08.21 2020.09.05 94 years 13 days
73 Carlo Furno Italy 1921.12.02 2015.12.09 94 years, 7 days
74 Prosper Grech, O.S.A. Malta 1925.12.24 2019.12.30 94 years, 6 days
75 Roberto Tucci Italy 1921.04.19 2015.04.14 93 years, 360 days
76 Georges Cottier Switzerland 1922.04.25 2016.03.31 93 years, 341 days
77 John Carberry United States 1904.07.31 1998..06.17 93 years, 321 days
78 Camillo Ruini Italy 1931.02.19 Alive 93 years, 316 days
79 Paolo Bertoli Italy 1908.02.01 2001.11.08 93 years, 280 days
80 Thomas Williams United States 1930.03.20 2023.12.22 93 years. 276 days
81 Opilio Rossi United States 1910.05.14 2004.02.09 93 years, 271 days
82 Lucian Mureșan Romania 1931.05.23 Alive 93 years, 222 days
83 Vincenzo Vannutelli Italy 1836.12.09 1930.07.05 93 years, 216 days
84 José Manuel Estepa Llaurens Spain 1926.01.01 2019.07.21 93 years, 201 days
85 Jean Margéot Mauritius 1916.02.03 2009.07.17 93 years, 164 days
86 Teodolfo Mertel Italy 1806.02.09 1899.07.11 93 years, 152 days
87 Gioacchino Vincenzo Raffaele Luigi Pecci
(later Pope Leo XIII)
Italy 1810.03.02 1903.07.20 93 years, 140 days
Simon Pimenta Italy 1920.03.01 2013.02.19
89 František Tomášek Czech Republic 1899.06.30 1992.08.04 93 years, 35 days
90 Alfredo Scherer Brazil 1903.02.05 1996.03.09 93 years, 33 days
91 James Francis McIntyre United States 1886.06.25 1979.07.18 93 years, 21 days
92 Giuseppe Pizzardo Italy 1877.07.13 1970.08.01 93 years, 19 days
93 Antonio Innocenti Italy 1915.08.23 2008.09.06 93 years, 14 days
94 Carlo Confalonieri Italy 1893.07.25 1986.08.01 93 years, 7 days
95 Alessandro Verde Italy 1865.03.25 1958.03.29 93 years, 2 days
96 Branda da Castiglione Italy 1350.02.04 1443.02.03 92 years, 364 days
97 José Saraiva Martins Portugal 1932.01.06 Alive 92 years, 360 days
98 Joseph Zen China 1932.01.13 Alive 92 years, 353 days
99 Julien Ries Belgium 1920 2013 92 years, 310 days
100 Juan Carlos Aramburu Argentina 1912 2004 92 years, 281 days

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Cardinal Country Born Died Age
James Stafford United States 1932 Alive 92 years, 158 days
Gaudencio Rosales Philippines 1932 Alive 92 years, 143 days
Francis Arinze Nigeria 1932 Alive 92 years, 60 days
Renato Martino Italy 1932 Alive 92 years, 38 days
Walter Kasper Gernany 1933 Alive 91 years, 301 days
Juan Sandoval Íñiguez Mexico 1933 Alive 91 years, 278 days
Francisco Javier Errázuriz Ossa, ISch Chile 1933 Alive 91 years, 117 days
Raffaele Farina, SDB Italy 1933 Alive 91 years, 98 days
Giovanni Battista Re Italy 1934.01.30 Alive 90 years, 336 days
Jean-Baptiste Phạm Minh Mẫn Vietnam 1934.03.05 Alive 90 years, 301 days

Chronological list of Oldest living members of the College of Cardinals

Name Country Born Time as Oldest
John Henry Newman United Kingdom
England
21 February 1801–11 August 1890
89 years, 171 days
–11 August 1890 (aged 89)
??
Teodolfo Mertel

Italy

9 February 1806–11 July 1899
aged 93 years, 152 days
11 August 1890 (aged 84)–11 July 1899 (aged 93)
8 years, 334 days
Luigi Di Canossa 20 April 1809–2 March 1900
aged 90
11 July 1899 (aged 89)–2 March 1900 (aged 90)
244 days
Michelangelo Celesia 13 January 1814&ndssh;14 April 1904
aged 90 years, 92 days
12 March 1900 (aged 86)-14 April 1904 (aged 90)
314 days
François-Marie-Benjamin Richard France 1 March 1819–27 January 1904
aged 88 years, 332 days
14 April 1904 (aged 84)–27 January 1908 (aged 88)
3 years, 288 days
Anton Josef Gruscha Italy 3 November 1820–5 August 1911
aged 90 years, 275 daya
27 January 1908 (aged 87)–5 August 1911 (aged 90)
3 years, 190 days
Alfonso Capecelatro 5 February 1824–14 November 1912
aged 88 years, 283 days
5 August 1911 (aged 87)–14 November 1912 (aged 88)
1 year, 101 days
Angelo di Pierto 22 May 1828–14 November 1912
aged 86 years, 197 days
14 November 1912 (aged 83)–5 December 1914 (aged 86)
2 years, 21 days
François de Cabrières France 30 August 1830–21 December 1921
aged 91 years, 113 days
5 December 1914 (aged 84)–21 December 1921 (aged 91)
7 years, 16 days
Giuseppe Prisco Italy 8 September 1833–4 February 1923
aged 89 years, 149 days
21 December 1921 (aged 87)–4 February 1923 (aged 89)
1 year, 45 days
Vincenzo Vannutelli 5 December 1836–9 July 1930
aged 93 years, 216 days
4 February 1923 (aged 86)–9 July 1930 (aged 93)
7 years, 155 days
Andreas Frühwirth Austria 21 August 1845–9 February 1933
aged 87 years, 172 days
9 July 1930(aged 84)–9 February 1933 (aged 87)
2 years, 215 days
Franz Ehrle Germany 17 October 1845–31 March 1934
aged 88 years, 165 days
9 February 1933 (aged 87)–31 March 1933 (aged 88)
1 year, 54 days
Pierre Andrieu France 7 December 1849–15 February 1935
aged 85 years, 70 days
31 March 1934(aged 84)–15 February 1935 (aged 85)
321 days
Gennaro Granito out Belmonte Italy 10 April 1851–16 February 1948
aged 96 years, 312 days
15 February 1935(aged 83)–16 February 1951(aged 96)
13 years, 1 day
Enrico Sibilia 17 March 1861–4 August 1948
aged 87 years, 140 days
16 February 1948 (aged 86)–4 August 1948 (aged 87)
170 days
Alessandro Verde 27 March 1865–29 March 1958
aged 93 years, 2 days
4 August 1948 (aged 83)–29 March 1958 (aged 93)
9 years, 237 days
Jose Maria Caro Chile 23 June 1866–4 December 1958
aged 92 years, 164 days
29 March 1958 (aged 91)–4 December 1958 (aged 92)
1 year, 250 days
Georges Grente France 5 May 1872–5 May 1959
aged 87 years, 0 days
4 December 1958 (aged 86)–5 May 1959 (ages 87)
152 days
Elia dala Costa Italy 14 May 1872–22 December 1961
aged 89 years, 222 days
5 May 1959 (aged 86)–22 December 1961 (aged 89)
2 years, 231 daya
Francesco Morano 8 June 1872–12 July 1968
aged 96 years, 34 days
22 December 1961 (aged 89)–12 July 1968 (aged 96)
6 years, 203 days
Carlos María de la Torre Ecuador 15 November 1873–31 July 1968
aged 94 years, 259 days
12 July 1968 (aged 92)–31 July 1968 (aged 92)
19 days
Augusto da Silva Brazil 8 April 1876–14 August 1968
aged 92 years, 128 days
31 July 1968 (aged 92)–14 August 1968 (aged 92)
14 days
Giuseppe Pizzardo Italy 13 July 1877–1 August 1973
aged 93 years, 19 days
14 August 1968 (aged 91)–1 August 1973 (aged 93)
1 year, 352 days
Benedetto Aloisi Masella 29 June 1879–30 September 1970
aged 91 years, 93 days
1 August 1970–30 September 1970
60 days
Paolo Giobbe 10 January 1880–30 September 1970
aged 92 years, 217 days
30 September 1970 (aged 90)–14 August 1972 (aged 92)
1 year, 319 days
José da Costa Nunes Portugal 15 March 1880–29 November 1976 (4 years, 107 days)

aged 96 years, 259 days

14 August 1972 (aged 92) –29 November 1976(aged 96)
4 years, 107 days
Alberto di Jorio Italy 18 July 1884–5 September 1979
aged 95 years, 49 days
29 November 1976-5 September 1979
4 years, 107 days
Antonio Caggiano Argentina 30 January 1889–23 October 1979
aged 90 years, 266 days
5 September 1979 (aged 90)–23 October 1979 (aged 90)
48 days
Carlos Carmelo Vasconcellos Motta Brazil 16 July 1890–18 September 1982
aged 92 years, 64 days
23 October 1979 (aged 89)–18 September 1982 (aged 92)
2years, 326 days
Pietro Parente Italy 16 February 1891–29 December 1986
aged 95 years, 356 days
18 September 1982 (aged 91)–29 December 1986 (aged 95)
4 years, 102 days
Julijans Vaivods Latvia 18 August 1895–24 May 1990
aged 94 years, 279 days
29 December 1986 (aged 91)–24 May 1990 (aged 95)
3 years, 146 days
Henri de Lubac France 20 February 1896–4 September 1991
aged 95 years, 196 days
24 May 1990 (aged 94)–4 September 1991(aged 95)
1 year, 103 days
Ferdinando Giuseppe Antonelli Italy 14 July 1896 - 4 September 1991
aged 95 years, 196 days
4 September 1991–4 September 1991
(1 year, 103 days)
Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei China 2 August 1901–12 March 2000
aged 98 years, 223 days
4 September 1991–12 March 2000
3 years, 83 days
Mikel Koliqi Albania 29 September 1900–28 January 1997
aged 96 years, 121 days
26 November 1994–28 January 1997
2 years, 63 days
Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei China 2 August 1901‐12 March 2000
aged 98 years, 223 days
28 January 1997‐12 March 2000
3 years, 44 days

Corrado Bafile

Italy 4 July 1903‐3 February 2005
aged 101 years, 214 days
12 March 2000‐3 February 2005
(4 years, 328 days)
Johannes Willebrands Natherlands 4 September 1909‐1 August 2008
aged 96 years, 331 days
3 February 2005‐1 August 2008
(1 year, 180 days)
Alfons Maria Stickler Austria 23 August 1910‐12 December 2007
(1 year, 133 days)
1 August 2006‐12 December 2007
97 years, 311 days
Paul Augustin Mayer Germany 23 May 1911‐30 April 2010
aged 98 years, 312 days
12 December 2007‐30 April 2010
(2 years, 139 days)
Ersilio Tonini Italy 20 July 1914‐28 July 2013
(3 years, 89 days)
30 April 2010‐28 July 2013
aged 99 years, 8 days
Fiorenzo Angelini 1 August 1916‐22 November 2014
aged 98 years, 113 days
28 July 2013‐22 February 2014
(209 days)
Loris Francesco Capovilla 14 October 1915‐6 May 2016
100 years, 224 days
22 February 2014‐26 May 2016
(2 years, 94 days)
José de Jesús Pimiento Rodriguez Colombia 18 February 1919‐3 September 2019
aged 100 years, 197 days
26 May 2016‐3 September 2019
(3 years, 100 days)
Roger Etchegaray France 25 September 1922‐4 September 2019
aged 96 years, 344 days
3 September 2019 (aged 96)–4 September 2019 (aged 96)(1 day)
Albert Vanhoye 24 July 1923–29 July 2021
98 years, 5 days
4 September 2019–29 July 2021
(1 year, 328 days)
Jozef Tomko Slovakia 11 March 1924–14 July 2022
aged 98 years, 150 days
29 July 2021 (aged 97)–14 July 2022
(1 year, 10 days)
Alexandre do Nascimento Angola born 1 March 1925
99 years, 106 days
8 August 2022 (aged 97)
1 year, 298 days

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