Joachim Meisner, German Roman Catholic cardinal, Died at 83


Joachim Meisner was born on December 25, 1933 and died on July 5, 2017.

He was a German cardinal of the Catholic Church.

Meisner was the immediate past Archbishop of Cologne, serving from 1989 until his resignation was accepted by Pope Francis in 2014.

Meisner previously served as Bishop of Berlin from 1980 to 1989, and was created a cardinal in 1983.

Meisner was widely considered to be Germany’s leading conservative Catholic figure.

Joachim Meisner passed away at 83 years old.