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Cardinal electors for the 1922 papal conclave

Location of Cardinal Electors
Country Number of Electors
Italy 30
France 5
Spain 4
Germany 3
Austria, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Poland 2
Belgium, Netherlands, Hungary, Portugal 1

The 53 cardinal electors in the 1922 papal conclave are listed by region, and within each alphabetically by country. Seven out of the sixty electors did not participate, three for reasons of health: José María Martín de Herrera y de la Iglesia, Giuseppe Prisco, and Lev Skrbenský z Hříště. Joaquim Arcoverde de Albuquerque Cavalcanti of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro knew he could not reach Rome in time for the conclave and did not attempt the journey. The other three non-European cardinals–William Henry O'Connell of Boston, Denis Dougherty of Philadelphia, and Louis-Nazaire Bégin of Québec City–did not arrive in time to participate in the conclave.[1][2] Within a month of his election, Pope Pius XI lengthened the waiting period before the start of a papal conclave to allow cardinals from distant places to participate in the balloting.

Roman CuriaEdit



  1. Alessio Ascalesi, CPPS, Archbishop of Benevento
  2. Bartolomeo Bacilieri, Bishop of Verona
  3. Tommaso Pio Boggiani, OP, Emeritus Archbishop of Genoa
  4. Pietro La Fontaine, Patriarch of Venice
  5. Giuseppe Francica-Nava di Bontifé, Archbishop of Catania
  6. Alessandro Lualdi, Archbishop of Palermo
  7. Pietro Maffi, Archbishop of Pisa
  8. Alfonso Mistrangelo, SchP, Archbishop of Florence
  9. Basilio Pompili, Vicar General of Rome
  10. Francesco Ragonesi, Nuncio emeritus to Spain
  11. Achille Ratti, Archbishop of Milan (was elected Pope and chose the name Pius XI)
  12. Agostino Richelmy, Archbishop of Turin


  1. Pierre Andrieu, Archbishop of Bordeaux
  2. Louis Billot, SJ
  3. Louis-Ernest Dubois, Archbishop of Paris
  4. Louis Luçon, Archbishop of Reims
  5. Louis-Joseph Maurin, Archbishop of Lyon


  1. Juan Benlloch y Vivó, Archbishop of Burgos
  2. Juan Soldevilla y Romero, Archbishop of Zaragoza
  3. Francisco Vidal y Barraquer, Archbishop of Tarragona


  1. Adolf Bertram, Archbishop of Breslau
  2. Michael von Faulhaber, Archbishop of Münich und Freising
  3. Karl Joseph Schulte, Archbishop of Cologne


  1. Andreas Franz Frühwirth, OP, Nuncio emeritus to Bavaria
  2. Friedrich Gustav Piffl, CCRSA, Archbishop of Vienna

United Kingdom of Great Britain and IrelandEdit

  1. Francis Bourne, Archbishop of Westminster
  2. Michael Logue, Archbishop of Armagh, Cardinal-Protopriest (at the time of the conclave, the self-proclaimed Irish Republic was fighting for self-rule in the Irish War of Independence, but it was unrecognised by the international community)


  1. Edmund Dalbor, Archbishop of Gniezno and Poznań
  2. Aleksander Kakowski, Archbishop of Warsaw


  1. Désiré-Joseph Mercier, Archbishop of Mechelen


  1. János Csernoch, Archbishop of Esztergom


  1. António Mendes Bello, Patriarch of Lisbon


  1. ^ "Cardinal Ratti New Pope as Pius XI" (PDF). New York Times. 7 February 1922. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Italians Opposed Delaying Conclave" (PDF). New York Times. Associated Press. 10 February 1922. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  • "Cardinals in Precedence" (PDF). New York Times. 22 January 1922. Retrieved 17 July 2018.
  • Aradi, Zsolt (1958). Pius XI: The Pope and the Man. New York: Hanover House. Retrieved 13 November 2017. Republished by Muriwai Books, 2017.
  • Burkle-Young, Francis A. (2000). Papal Elections in the Age of Transition, 1878-1922. Lexington Books.