Cardinal electors for the papal conclave, 1939

Location of Cardinal Electors
Country Number of Electors
Italy 35
France 6
Germany, Spain, United States 3
Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czechoslovakia, England, Hungary, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Syria 1

The following were the cardinal electors in the 1939 papal conclave. Arranged by region (not by the linguistic groups commonly used in universal church senacles), and within each alphabetically (not the official order of precedence, which is not relevant to conclave procedure). All sixty-two cardinals participated in the conclave.

Roman Curia

  1. Tommaso Boggiani, OP, Chancellor of Apostolic Chancery
  2. Camillo Caccia-Dominioni, Prefect of Pontifical Household
  3. Nicola Canali, Assessor of Holy Office
  4. Federico Cattani Amadori, Secretary of Apostolic Signatura
  5. Enrico Gasparri, Prefect of Apostolic Signatura
  6. Pietro Fumasoni Biondi, Prefect of Propagation of the Faith
  7. Gennaro Granito Pignatelli di Belmonte, Dean of the College of Cardinals
  8. Domenico Jorio, Prefect of Discipline of the Sacraments
  9. Vincenzo Lapuma, Prefect of Religious
  10. Lorenzo Lauri, Major Penitentiary
  11. Luigi Maglione, Prefect of Council
  12. Domenico Mariani, Provost of the Administration of the Wealth of the Holy See
  13. Giovanni Mercati, Librarian of Vatican Library, Archivist of Vatican Secret Archives
  14. Eugenio Pacelli, Secretary of State, Camerlengo (was elected Pope and chose the name Pius XII)
  15. Raffaele Rossi, OCD, Secretary of Consistorial
  16. Carlo Salotti, Prefect of Rites
  17. Donato Sbarretti, Secretary of Holy Office
  18. Federico Tedeschini, Datary of His Holiness
  19. Eugène-Gabriel-Gervais-Laurent Tisserant, Secretary of Oriental Churches
  20. Alessandro Verde, Secretary of Rites



  1. Alessio Ascalesi, CPPS, Archbishop of Naples
  2. Pietro Boetto, SJ, Archbishop of Genoa
  3. Elia Dalla Costa, Archbishop of Florence
  4. Carlo Cremonesi, Territorial Prelate Emeritus of Pompei
  5. Angelo Dolci, Archpriest of St. John Lateran Basilica
  6. Maurilio Fossati, OSsCGN, Archbishop of Turin
  7. Luigi Lavitrano, Archbishop of Palermo
  8. Francesco Marchetti-Selvaggiani, Vicar General of Rome
  9. Francesco Marmaggi, Nuncio to Poland
  10. Massimo Massimi, President of Codification of Oriental Canon Law
  11. Giovanni Nasalli Rocca di Corneliano, Archbishop of Bologna
  12. Ermenegildo Pellegrinetti, Nuncio Emeritus to Yugoslavia
  13. Adeodato Giovanni Piazza, OCD, Patriarch of Venice
  14. Giuseppe Pizzardo, Secretary of Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs
  15. Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, OSB, Archbishop of Milan
  16. Enrico Sibilia, Nuncio to Austria


  1. Alfred-Henri-Marie Baudrillart, IOSFN, Rector of Institut Catholique de Paris
  2. Pierre-Marie Gerlier, Archbishop of Lyon
  3. Achille Liénart, Bishop of Lille
  4. Emmanuel Célestin Suhard, Archbishop of Reims
  5. Jean Verdier, PSS, Archbishop of Paris


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


  1. Francisco Vidal y Barraquer, Archbishop of Tarragona
  2. Isidro Goma y Tomas, Archbishop of Toledo
  3. Pedro Segura y Sáenz, Archbishop of Seville


  1. Theodor Innitzer, Archbishop of Vienna


  1. Jozef-Ernest van Roey, Archbishop of Mechelen


  1. Karel Kašpar, Archbishop of Prague


  1. Arthur Hinsley, Archbishop of Westminster


  1. Jusztinian Györg Seredi, OSB, Archbishop of Esztergom


  1. Joseph MacRory, Archbishop of Armagh


  1. August Hlond, SDB, Archbishop of Gniezno and Poznań


  1. Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira, Patriarch of Lisbon

North America

United States

  1. Dennis Joseph Dougherty, Archbishop of Philadelphia
  2. William Henry O'Connell, Archbishop of Boston
  3. George Mundelein, Archbishop of Chicago


  1. Jean-Marie-Rodrigue Villeneuve, OMI, Archbishop of Quebec

South America


  1. Santiago Copello, Archbishop of Buenos Aires


  1. Sebastião da Silveira Cintra, Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro



  1. Ignatius Gabriel I Tappuni, Patriarch of Antioch of the Syrians (Cardinal Tappuni was born in Mosul, located in modern-day Iraq)


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