Passing of the Cardinal Karl Lehmann. The condolence of the European Bishops

St Gallen, 12 March 2018

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Having learnt the sad news of the passing of the Cardinal Karl Lehmann, Bishop Emeritus of Mainz, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, Archbishop of Genoa and President of the CCEE, addressed a message of condolence to Cardinal Reinhard Marx, President of the German Bishops’ Conference, and to H.E. Mgr. Dr. Peter Kohlgraf, bishop of Mainz, assuring closeness and prayer to the faithful of Mainz and the Catholic Church of Germany, in which he remembers how "the European Bishops and, in particular, the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences, of which His Eminence Cardinal Karl Lehmann was vice-president from 1993 to 2001, was able to know and benefit from his passion for Europe, and especially for the re-evangelization of the continent and his commitment for the unity of Christians, not only in Germany but throughout the European continent. "