sabato 2 luglio 2022

Who is Cardinal Hollerich?

(Luke Coppen - The Pillar)
He is the archbishop of one of the world’s smallest countries. But Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich is also one of Europe’s most influential Catholic leaders. How did the 63-year-old Archbishop of Luxembourg attain such prominence? And how is he likely to influence the global Church in years to come?
Made in Luxembourg - Jean-Claude Hollerich was born on Aug. 9, 1958, in Differdange, southwestern Luxembourg, close to the French border. But he grew up in Vianden, in the northeast, near the frontier with Germany. From the very beginning of his, he lived at the junction between cultures — a hallmark of Luxembourg’s place in Europe itself. Hollerich was raised a Catholic within the Archdiocese of Luxembourg, which has ancient roots, but was only raised to the rank of an archdiocese in 1988. The archdiocese, which is immediately subject to the Holy See, covers the entirety of the country. (...)