Joachim Meisner


Age: 83

former archbishop of Cologne, Germany considered as a prominent conservative voice in the German church who was an outspoken and sometimes controversial figure in liberally minded Germany after he opposed plans to build a large mosque in Cologne and once urged Chancellor Angela Merkel to apologize for criticizing the Vatican's handling of the case of a Holocaust-denying bishop.

Cause of Death: In his sleep

Born: December 25, 1933

Died: July 5, 2017

Bad Fuessing, Bavaria, Germany