Federal Minister Westerwelle saddenedby death of Cardinal Sterzinsky

30.06.2011 - Press release

Following the death of Cardinal Georg Sterzinsky, former Archbishop of Berlin, Federal Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle today (30 June) issued the following statement:

“I am shocked and saddened by the news of Cardinal Georg Sterzinsky’s death. Cardinal Sterzinsky was a distinguished representative of the Catholic Church, a man of sound judgement and combative nature, an outstanding Berlin personality. In a host of ways Sterzinsky set a splendid example of service to the community – in his pastoral work for refugees, for example. Following his appointment as Bishop of a still divided Berlin in 1989, Sterzinsky worked consistently to overcome barriers, bring different mentalities together and give people a sense of belonging.”

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