02 July 2011

Woelki named Berlin Archbishop

Archbishop-designate Rainer Maria Woelki was named Archbishop of Berlin, Germany.

The archdiocese had been vacant since the retirement of Georg Maximilian Cardinal Sterzinsky in February 2011. Cardinal Sterzinsky passed away on 30 June.

Archbishop-designate Woelki had been serving as Auxiliary Bishop of Köln {Cologne}.

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