domenica 11 marzo 2018

German ex-Catholic head Cardinal Karl Lehmann dies at 81
AP - abcNews
Cardinal Karl Lehmann, the former head of Germany's Catholic Bishops Conference, has died. He was 81. The Catholic group said in a statement that Lehmann died Sunday at his home in Mainz. Lehmann had a stroke last September and in recent days, as his death seemed imminent, Catholics across the country had prayed for him."The church of Germany is bowing humbly in front of a personality who influenced the Catholic church worldwide," the current head of the Bishops Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, said in a statement.  German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she's very sad about Lehmann's death and called him one of the most prominent faces of the Catholic Church in Germany.(...)