Latin names of Cardinals. We’ll hear one of these from the loggia of St. Peter’s!

Today I was planning on posting something about the Latin versions of first names of Cardinals whom the Electors may chose as the next Pope.  The first indication will be the former Cardinal’s first name, in Latin, in the accusative.   Back in 2005 when I was with Fox, I almost wrenched Greg Burke’s arm from his socket when I heard “Iosephum”.

Also, during the announcement, you will hear the peculiarly Roman repetition of “Domimum“.  It won’t be a stutter.  It is supposed to be that way.

Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum:
Habemus Papam;
Eminentissimum ac reverendissimum Dominum,
Dominum [first name in accusative] Sanctae Romanæ Ecclesiae Cardinalem [surname],
Qui sibi nomen imposuit [papal name].

Over at CNS Cindy Wooden had this idea too and she did a great job.  Here is the list she prepared.

VATICAN CITY — Here is an alphabetical list of the cardinal electors’ first names in Latin, in the accusative case, which is likely to be that used when announcing the name of the new pope.

Several cardinals are listed twice because they may be referred to by their baptismal name, given name or religious name. For instance, Indian Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, major archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, is listed twice because the “Acta Apostolicae Sedis,” (The Official Acts of the Holy See) has used both versions. U.S. Cardinal William J. Levada and Dutch Cardinal Willem Jacobus Eijk of Utrecht are listed twice because “Gulielmum” and “Villelmum” are both acceptable versions of their name.  [In the accusative, of course.]

Albertum
– Albert Malcolm Ranjith of Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Aloisium
– Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines.
– Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona, Spain.

Andream
– Andre Vingt-Trois of Paris.

Angelum
– Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes.
– Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa, Italy.
– Angelo Comastri, archpriest of St. Peter’s Basilica.
– Angelo Scola of Milan.

Ansgarium
– Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

Antonium
– Antonio Canizares Llovera, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments.
– Antonios Naguib, former Coptic Catholic patriarch, Egypt.
- Anthony Olubunmi Okogie of Lagos, Nigeria.

Antonium Mariam
– Antonio Maria Rouco Varela of Madrid.
– Antonio Maria Veglio, president of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers.

Attilium
– Attilio Nicora, president emeritus of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.

Audrys
– Audrys Juozas Backis of Vilnius, Lithuania.

Augustinum
– Agostino Vallini, papal vicar for Rome.

Bachara or Becharam
– Bechara Rai, Maronite patriarch.

Basilium Clementem
Baselios Cleemis (Isaac) Thottunkal, major archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

Carolum
– Carlos Amigo Vallejo of Seville, Spain.
– Carlo Caffarra, of Bologna, Italy.
– Karl Lehmann of Mainz, Germany.

Casimirum
– Kazimierz Nycz of Warsaw, Poland.

Christophorum
– Christoph Schonborn of Vienna.

Claudium
– Claudio Hummes, retired prefect of the Congregation for Clergy.

Conradum
– Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Crescentium
– Crescenzio Sepe of Naples, Italy.

Daniel or Danielem
– Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.

Dionigium
– Dionigi Tettamanzi of Milan.

Dominicum
– Domenico Calcagno, president of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See.
– Dominik Duka of Prague, Czech Republic.

Donaldum
– Donald W. Wuerl of Washington.

Eduinum
– Edwin F. O’Brien, grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

Emmanuelem
– Manuel Monteiro de Castro, head of the Apostolic Penitentiary.

Ennium
– Ennio Antonelli, retired president of Pontifical Council for the Family.

Ferdinandum
– Fernando Filoni, prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Franciscum
– Francesco Coccopalmerio, president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.
– Francis E. George of Chicago.
– Francesco Monterisi, retired secretary of the Congregation for Bishops.
– Francisco Robles Ortega of Guadalajara, Mexico.
– Franc Rode, retired prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

Franciscum Xaverium
– Francisco Javier Errazuriz Ossa of Santiago de Chile.

Georgium
– George Alencherry of Ernakulam-Angamaly, major archbishop of Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.
– Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
– George Pell of Sydney.
– Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela.

Gabrielem
– Gabriel Zubeir Wako of Khartoum, Sudan.

Gerardum
– Geraldo Majella Agnelo of Sao Salvador da Bahia, Brazil.

Godefridum
– Godfried Danneels of Mechelen-Brussels.

Gulielmum
– Willem Jacobus Eijk of Utrecht, Netherlands.
– William Joseph Levada, retired prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Iacobum
– James M. Harvey, archpriest of the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.
– Jaime Ortega Alamino of Havana.

Ioachim
– Joachim Meisner of Cologne, Germany.

Ioannem
– Sean Brady of Armagh, Northern Ireland.
– Joao Braz de Aviz, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
– Juan Cipriani Thorne of Lima, Peru.
– Giovanni Lajolo, retired president of the commission governing Vatican City State.
– John Njue of Nairobi, Kenya.
– John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja, Nigeria.
– Sean Patrick O’Malley of Boston.
– Juan Sandoval Iniguez of Guadalajara, Mexico.
– John Tong Hon of Hong Kong.

Ioannem Baptistam
– Giovanni Battista Re, retired prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.
– Jean-Baptiste Pham Minh Man, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Ioannem Claudium
– Jean-Claude Turcotte of Montreal.

Ioannem Ludovicum
– Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

Ioannem Franciscum
– Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Pontifical Council for Culture.

Ioannem Patricium
– Sean Patrick O’Malley of Boston.

Ioannem Petrum
– Jean-Pierre Ricard of Bordeaux, France.

Iosephum
– Giuseppe Bertello, president of the commission governing Vatican City State.
– Giuseppe Betori of Florence, Italy.
– Josip Bozanic of Zagreb, Croatia.
– Jose da Cruz Policarpo, Lisbon, Portugal.
– Giuseppe Versaldi, president of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See.

Iulium
– Julio Terrazas Sandoval of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia.

Iustinum
– Justin Rigali of Philadelphia.

Isaac
– Baselios Cleemis (Isaac) Thottunkal, major archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

Laurentium
– Laurent Monsengwo Pasinya of Kinshasa, Congo.

Ivanum
– Ivan Dias, retired prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Leonardum
– Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches.

Marcum
– Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops.

Maurum
– Mauro Piacenza, prefect of the Congregation for Clergy.

Nicolaum
– Nicolas Lopez Rodriguez of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Norbertum
– Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City.

Odilonem
– Odilo Pedro Scherer of Sao Paulo.

Osvaldum
– Oswald Gracias of Mumbai, India.

Patricium
– Sean Patrick O’Malley of Boston.

Paulum
– Paolo Sardi, a former official in the Vatican Secretariat of State.
– Paul Josef Cordes, retired president of Pontifical Council Cor Unum.
– Paolo Romeo of Palermo, Italy.

Petrum
– Peter Erdo of Esztergom-Budapest, Hungary.
– Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.

Philippum
– Philippe Barbarin of Lyon, France.

Polycarpum
– Polycarp Pengo of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Radulfum
– Raul Vela Chiriboga, retired archbishop of Quito, Ecuador.

Raimundum
– Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Supreme Court of the Apostolic Signature.
– Raymundo Damasceno Assis of Aparecida, Brazil.

Rainardum
– Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising, Germany.

Rainerium
– Rainer Maria Woelki of Berlin.

Raphaelem
– Raffaele Farina, retired head of the Vatican Secret Archives and the Vatican Library.

Robertum
– Robert Sarah, president of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum.

Rogerium
– Roger Mahony, retired archbishop of Los Angeles.

Ruben
– Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota, Colombia.

Sanctum
– Santos Abril Castello, archpriest of Basilica of St. Mary Major.

Severium
– Severino Poletto of Turin, Italy.

Stanislaum
– Stanislaw Dziwisz of Krakow, Poland.
– Stanislaw Rylko, president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity.

Telesphorum
– Telesphore Toppo, of Ranchi, India.

Tharsicium
– Tarcisio Bertone, secretary of state.

Theodorum
– Theodore-Adrien Sarr of Dakar, Senegal.

Thomam
– Thomas C. Collins of Toronto.

Timotheum
– Timothy M. Dolan of New York.

Valtherum
– Walter Kasper, retired president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.

Velasium
– Velasio De Paolis, papal delegate overseeing reform of the Legionaries of Christ and Regnum Christi.

Vilfridum
– Wilfrid F. Napier of Durban, South Africa.

Villelmum
– Willem Jacobus Eijk of Utrecht, Netherlands.
– William Joseph Levada, retired prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Vincentium
– Vinko Puljic of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Zenonem
– Zenon Grocholewski, prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education.

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35 Responses to Latin names of Cardinals. We’ll hear one of these from the loggia of St. Peter’s!

  1. Legisperitus says:

    Thanks very much for this, Father. I had prepared something like this for my short list of favorites, but it’s fantastic to have them all!

  2. Juho says:

    I think it should read Ansgarum and Dionysium, but apart from that, a very handy list :)

  3. pmullane says:

    Angelum could be a heart stopping moment……

    Black smoke again.

  4. Prof. Basto says:

    Father,

    When Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith Patabendige Don took the oath yesterday, I noticed that he said “Et ego, Albertus Malcolm Ranjith, Cardinal Patabendige Don, spondeo…”, with “Ranjith” listed among the given names (before “Cardinalis”), and not among the surnames (after “Cardinalis”). Therefore, if elected, the proclamation will probably be “…Dominum Albertum (Malcolm Ranjith), S.R.E. Card. Patabendige Don”, not “S.R.E. Card. Ranjith”.

  5. PLEASE let it be Albertum that is announced!

  6. chonak says:

    Wouldn’t Ivan fall under Ioannem too?

  7. scholastica says:

    Thanks for the list Fr. Z. I just printed a word copy and plan to use it in our homeschool this week, both for prayer and latin study. Will also keep it ready by the tv for when the white smoke rises.
    My ears are hoping to hear Raimundum!

  8. david s says:

    Now, Dominum, Dominum Dominicum would further extend the peculiar Roman repetition. But I haven’t read anything about either Dominic as papabile.

  9. joan ellen says:

    Thank you so very much for this list, Fr. Z.

  10. Giuseppe says:

    Ioannem is a popular name, Father Z. Dominum Ioannem Zuhlsdorf, perhaps? If so, would they omit the word Cardinalem or would they give you someone’s pallium?

  11. albinus1 says:

    Aloisium
    – Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines.
    – Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona, Spain.

    Wouldn’t that (at least possibly) be “Ludovicum”?

  12. albinus1 says:

    Qui sibi nomen imposuit [papal name].

    One interesting grammatical tidbit I noticed: in the videos of previous papal announcements, the announcer give the papal name in the genitive case, “has imposed on himself the the of …”, e.g., “qui sibi nomen imposuit Benedicti decimi sexti.” But in the front page of L’Osservatore from April 2005 containing the announcement of Benedict’s election (which I printed out and have posted on the wall of my office), the headline reads, “…qui sibi nomen imposuit Benedictum XVI” — making the name accusative in apposition to “nomen”. Which is, actually, better Latin.

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  14. JPManning says:

    How would they announce the name of the Pope Emeritus if he is re-elected?

  15. LarryW2LJ says:

    Nuts! No Lawrences on the list?

  16. albinus1 says:

    JPManning: since the pope-elect is first asked whether he accepts election, and is only considered elected if he responds in the affirmative, I don’t think (alas) that that will be a problem.

  17. Random Friar says:

    I had the same question about Ivan — it’s just the Russian “Johannes.”

    I also had a question about Louis/Luis. Is the preferred Latin “Ludovicus” or “Aloysius?”

  18. Phil_NL says:

    Just one Marcum?

    Though it’s all we need ;)

  19. New Sister says:

    “Franciscum” should include Cardinal Arinze, no?

  20. Athelstan says:

    I was prepped for this in 2005, so when I heard Cardinal Medina Estevez say “Dominum Josephum …” I knew instantly who it was, there being no other “Josephs” among the known papabile – and much dancing and shouting ensued.

    Now I hope to hear “Dominum Albertum…”

  21. Jim of Bowie says:

    My preference in order: Albertum, Raimundum, Maurum, Petrum if Erdo and Angelum if Bagnasco or Scola.

  22. Justin Martyr says:

    RandomFriar,

    That’s funny…I had the same thoughts when I viewed the list. Why are some of the names containing “Louis” as part of a hyphenated double-firstname listed as Ludivicum while the spanish “Luis” is translated as Aloysius?

  23. Arieh says:

    “Annuntio vobis gaudium magnum:
    Habemus Papam;
    Eminentissimum ac reverendissimum Dominum,
    Dominum Albertum Sanctae Romanæ Ecclesiae Cardinalem Ranjith,
    Qui sibi nomen imposuit Pius XIII.”

    :)

  24. AA Cunningham says:

    Rogerium
    – Roger Mahony, retired archbishop of Los Angeles.

    That should only be uttered by a grand jury foreman in Los Angeles announcing an indictment.

  25. albinus1 says:

    “Franciscum” should include Cardinal Arinze, no?

    Cardinal Arinze is 80 and is thus not voting. Of course, he could be chosen; but given that an 85-year-old pope has just resigned on the grounds that he no longer feels that he can fulfill the demands of the job due to age, I doubt the electors will chose someone over 80 even if he otherwise appears to be in good health.

  26. albinus1 says:

    I’m glad that I wasn’t the only one who had a question about “Luis” being rendered as “Aloisius” rather than “Ludovicus”. Mine seems to have been lost in the comment-approval queue.

  27. tonesing says:

    For reference in the Ludivicum/Aloysius discussion, a neighboring metropolitan see from me Archidioecesis Ludovicopolitana. Known for horse races, bourbon, baseball bats, and the relics of Sts. Magnus et Bonosa. (See http://wdtprs.com/blog/2012/09/just-too-cool-translation-in-louisville-not-the-translation-you-perhaps-think/)

  28. An American Mother says:

    AA Cunningham,
    I think indictments lost a lot of their cachet when they removed the old language:
    ” . . . having not the fear of God before his eyes, but being moved and seduced by the instigations of the devil . . . “

  29. Oleg-Michael says:

    Not sure about Ivan Card. Dias. Indeed, Ivan is the Russian equivalent for John, but it could as well be a coincidence (why would someone born in India in 1936 be called a Russian name?) He himself said “Et ego, Ivan…” when vowing before the Conclave, but maybe it’s because he failed to remember his own name in Latin – OR because in this particular case, Ivan means something different. If it’s not the name of St. John (Apostle or the Baptist), I’d say it should not be inclined in Latin, but simply left “Ivan” the way many Hebrew and other similar names are not inclined (like, e. g., we say “Jesus filius David”, not “**Davidi” or smth. like that).

    As for Audrys Juozas Card. Backis, Audrys seems to be a version of a longer name, Audronius. Nevertheless, even though it looks pretty Latin, it has Lithuanian etymology (audra “storm”) and, I think, this means that Audrys should, too, be left as it is. (But Juozas is, of course, an equivalent for Joseph – pronounced you-OH-zas, by the way).

    Severino Card. Poletto would be Severinus, not Severius (the former is an actual name of some saints, and the latter is… a typo?)

    I don’t like the sound of “Aloisius”, preferring “Ludovicus”; but in fact, it should depend on which saints do those cardinals have as their heavenly patrons (or what did their parents mean when naming them): St. Aloisius of Gonzaga or maybe St. Louis of France?

  30. discipulus says:

    White Smoke appeared about half an hour ago!

    I hope to hear Raimundum, Albertum, or Marcum.

  31. eulogos says:

    I am missing Fr. Z here!
    I would like his thoughts on our new Pope.
    Susan Peterson

  32. Lucas says:

    Yup, I really want to see his thoguhts.

  33. Panterina says:

    And so “Georgium Marium” it was!

  34. tzard says:

    Postscript: This list was really helpful. EWTN went without commentary during this time – you could feel the stunned silence from the people, but no translation yet. I had this up and was amazed.

    Thank you.

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