Francis: Cardinal Lehmann “Shaped the Life Of [Dying] German Church”

Cardinal Karl Lehmann of Mainz who died March 11, “helped shape the life of the Church”, Pope Francis wrote in a telegram. According to him, Lehmann’s “heart was always open to the questions and …
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It is a standard procedure to send a papal condolence-gram on the death of every cardinal. The form is normally nearly identical. But Francis’ sendoff to longtime German bench-chief Card Karl Lehmann is remarkably effusive.
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