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The former pontiff also likened the Church to a boat that at times has ‘taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing’

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Pope Francis prayed God would reward the cardinal for his ‘faithful and fearless dedication to the well-being of the people of the East and West’

Cardinal Meisner’s life reminds us there was once a very different kind of German Catholicism

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Cardinal Meisner, who was Archbishop of Cologne for 25 years, was one of the four cardinals who submitted the ‘dubia’ to Pope Francis

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The Pope spoke out after a letter from four cardinals asked for clarification of Amoris Laetitia

The cardinals have asked Pope Francis for a yes-or-no answer on Communion. His silence is unsurprising

The cardinals have taken the unusual step of publicly requesting clarification on Communion and the moral law