Benedict XVI: Cardinal Meisner was a ‘passionate shepherd’ who found it ‘difficult to leave his post’

Posted July 15, 2017 9:09 pm by Staff Reporter

Benedict XVI has described Cardinal Joachim Meisner as a “passionate shepherd and pastor” in a message read out at the cardinal’s funeral today. The note says the cardinal found it “difficult to leave his post”, adding that the Church is in “particularly pressing need of convincing shepherds who can resist the dictatorship of the Zeitgeist” and who “live and think the faith with determination”. He…

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