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.
I read earlier, of Cardinal Meisner’s death– and wondered what the three remaining Cardinals will do, with their “Dubia?” Nice if Pope Francis could simply give a good reply to them, as they have very good reasons for their “Dubia”— and it would help clear up questions and concern, and confusion, of many Catholics, worldwide, on “Amoris Laetitia!” In the article I read, the reporter said that the Cardinal died, after falling asleep, with his breviary in his hand, preparing to say morning Mass. Bless him!
Hope it’s not contagious
i hope cdl burke travels with a security team.
Hmmmm. I wonder…
Hmm…if drewelow’s statement is accurate,I wonder who is paying for Cardinal Burke’s security detail?
Indeed, a very sudden death hmmmmmm. And now Bergoglio has to deal with the gay sex orgy the Italian police busted at the Vatican involving the secretary of the Cardinal who heads the sex crime investigations. His name is Cardinal Francesco Coccopalmeiro head of The Congregation of The Doctrine of The Faith, this has to come to an end
May the soul of Cardinal Joachim Meisner and all the Faithful Departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
May his soul Rest In Peace. Now the good Cardinal can discuss the dubia with St. John Paul II.
You make assumptions about the resting place of those two men.
She didn’t make an assumption about St. John Paul II. Therefore, she only made an assumption about one man. :)
Steve, I think Jim’s post was sent to Faithful and True, not me. Thank you for defending part of my position, though, and the other was wishful thinking on my part, but it could be true. Nevertheless, as you can see in my first post, I prayed for the cardinal and all the faithful.
As Raymond Arroyo’s wife told him she thought this synod was “open season on first wives”. I am inclined to agree with her somewhat. (Lots of laughter. )
On the other hand, Steve, maybe you were referring to Faithful and True. Maybe she is a woman, and I did not know about it and you did.
Amen to that one.