Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Josef Cardinal Wendel

Another archbishop of Munich:

Josef Wendel was born in 1901. He was ordained a priest in Rome in 1927. After being bishop of Speyer from 1943 to 1952, he became archbishop of Munich in 1952. In 1953 he was made a cardinal with the title of Santa Maria Nuova. He organized the International Eucharistic Congress in Munich in 1960 (which, as I just read, set important signs for the liturgical reform...).

Joseph Kardinal Wendel died an unexpected and sudden death on new-years-evening 1960, after giving the new-year homily.

Installation as archbishop of Munich. Next to Wendel we see Aloysius Muench, the papal nunzio to Germany.

The consistory of 1953. Cardinal Wendel is right in front.

Official portrait

With Pope Pius XII

With Pope John XXIII

In the winter cappa

With Cardinal Feltin, archbishop of Paris

Giving his blessing

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