Cardinal Meisner, special envoy to Xanten (Germany)

Vatican City, 5 October 2013 (VIS) - A letter was published today, in Latin and dated 3 September, in which the Pope appoints Cardinal Joachim Meisner, archbishop of Cologne, Germany, as his special envoy to the celebration of the 750th anniversary of the laying of the first stone of the cathedral of Xanthen, Germany, scheduled to take place on 13 October.
The mission accompanying the cardinal will be composed of Rev. Alfred Mantheny, parish priest and Wolfgang Schmitz, deacon of Rheinberg.