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  1. Sacred College, College of Cardinalsnoun

    (Roman Catholic Church) the body of cardinals who advise the Pope and elect new Popes


  1. sacred college

    The College of Cardinals, or more formally the Sacred College of Cardinals, is the body of all cardinals of the Catholic Church. As of 14 January 2023, its membership is 223, of whom 124 are eligible to vote in a conclave to elect a new pope. Cardinals are appointed by the pope for life. Changes in life expectancy partly account for the increases in the size of the college.Since the emergence of the College of Cardinals in the early Middle Ages, the size of the body has historically been limited by popes, ecumenical councils, and even the College itself. The total number of cardinals from 1099 to 1986 has been about 2,900 (excluding possible undocumented 12th-century cardinals and pseudocardinals appointed during the Western Schism by pontiffs now considered to be antipopes, and subject to some other sources of uncertainty), nearly half of whom were created after 1655.


  1. sacred college

    The Sacred College generally refers to the College of Cardinals in the Catholic Church, a group of high-ranking bishops appointed by the Pope who serve as his principal advisors. The members of the Sacred College also have the exclusive responsibility of electing a new Pope in the event of the current Pope's death or resignation. This body is now commonly referred to as the College of Cardinals, but was previously often known as the Sacred College of Cardinals.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sacred college in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sacred college in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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