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‘Gentlemen, something is about to happen’

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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.’”

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Written by Luke Coppen

September 30, 2009 at 5:03 pm

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