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Cardinal Joseph Höffner
Birth: Dec. 24, 1906
Death: Oct. 16, 1987

Religious Leader. Archbishop of Cologne and Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born in Horhausen, he studied at the Theological Faculty of Friburg im Breisgau and at the Pontifical Gregorian University, in Rome, city where he was ordained on October 30, 1932. From 1932 to 1951, he did various pastoral work and teaching in Trier and Münster. He was the founder and the director of the Institute of Christian Social Sciences, in Münich, a responsability he had from 1951 to 1961. He was also scientific advisor to three ministries of the Federal Republic of Germany. On July 9, 1962, he was elected bishop of Münster, July 9, 1962. On January 6, 1969, he was promoted to titular archbishop of Aquileia and appointed coadjutor of Cologne, with right of succession. Less than two months later, on February 24, 1969, he became officially archbishop of Cologne. This same year, Pope Paul VI created him cardinal priest, on April 28, 1969. In the 1970s and the 1980s, he became very active on the Board of the General Secretariat of World Synod of Bishops. He participated in the two conclaves of 1978. He resigned pastoral government of the Cologne archdiocese, on September 14, 1987. About a month afterwards, he died in his city. (bio by: Guy Gagnon) 
 
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Kölner Dom
Cologne
Kölner Stadtkreis
Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
 
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Record added: Mar 11, 2003
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