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Signatory to the Dubia…

“Cardinal” Joachim Meisner dies at 83

[UPDATE: Francis sends condolences — FULL TEXT]

The Novus Ordo Archdiocese of Cologne, Germany, is reporting that its former leader, “Cardinal” Joachim Meisner, has died. He was 83. According to a report posted on the web site of its Domradio radio station, Meisner died peacefully in his sleep while vacationing in the town of Bad Füssing.

In the Vatican II Sect, Meisner was widely viewed as a strict conservative. Along with Carlo Caffarra, Walter Brandmuller, and Raymond Burke, Meisner was one of the only four “cardinals” to challenge “Pope” Francis on his exhortation Amoris Laetitia, which effectively permits unrepentant public adulterers to receive the Novus Ordo sacraments.

Fr. Meisner was ordained a priest in 1962, made an invalid Novus Ordo bishop in 1975, and appointed “cardinal” by John Paul II in 1983. He was the “Archbishop” of Cologne from 1988 until 2014 (source). In 2005, it was Meisner who invited and then hosted the newly-elected “Pope” Benedict XVI for World Youth Day in Cologne.