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Cardinal Clemens August Graf von Galen

Cardinal Clemens August Graf von Galen

Birth
Death 22 Mar 1946 (aged 68)
Munster, Stadtkreis Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Burial Munster, Stadtkreis Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Memorial ID 19239 · View Source
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Roman Catholic Cardinal. Born into a noble family, he entered the priesthood on May 28, 1904 and served as a pastor in Berlin 1905-1929 and in Munster 1929-1933. As bishop of Munster, he became known as the "Lion of Munster" for his strong opposition to the Nazi regime. He was elevated to the level of cardinal on February 18, 1946, shortly before his death. He was beatified on October 9, 2005.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 30 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19239
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cardinal Clemens August Graf von Galen (16 Mar 1878–22 Mar 1946), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19239, citing Cathedral of Munster, Munster, Stadtkreis Münster, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .