Cardinal Farina marks 80th birthday

Milestone means 110 cardinals with conclave vote

Cardinal Raffaele Farina, retired Vatican librarian and archivist, has marked his 80th birthday, ending his right to vote at a papal conclave. Born in Buonalbergo, Italy, in 1933, Raffaele Farina was elevated to cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007. His birthday means that now there are 110 cardinals, of 201 living, who retain their vote for a future conclave. The figure is set to reduce by a further six by March due to 80th birthdays.