Senior German cardinal and former Archbishop of Cologne Cardinal Joachim Meisner has died at the age of 83.

The cardinal was one of four – along with Cardinals Carlo Caffarra, Walter Brandmüller and Raymond Leo Burke – who presented the ‘dubia’ to Pope Francis asking him to clear up controversies surrounding Amoris Laetitia.

Last month, it was revealed the four cardinals had subsequently sought an audience with the Pope after he failed to answer their questions, but again did not receive a response.

In a statement on Wednesday, Pope Francis said he had learnt of Cardinal Meisner’s death with “great sadness”.

Full story at Catholic Herald.