Editor's Briefing

Luke Coppen's Catholic Herald Blog

‘Gentlemen, something is about to happen’

leave a comment »

John Allen reports on a candid interview Cardinal Joachim Meisner of Cologne has just given to his archdiocesan paper.

The East German cardinal suggests that, when John Paul II appointed him to the West German see in 1988, the pontiff recognised before most that the Iron Curtain was about to fall.

“The pope sent a clear signal,” Cardinal Meisner explains. “‘Gentlemen, pay attention, because something is about to happen.’”

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to Ma.gnoliaAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine

Advertisements

Written by Luke Coppen

September 30, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: