Vice President of COMECE becomes Cardinal
COMECE is delighted by the nomination as a Cardinal of Reinhard Marx (57), the Archbishop of Munich & Freising. Through the nomination into the College of Cardinals of the Catholic Church on 20 November, Pope Benedict XVI honours the action and personality of Archbishop Marx as well as the Diocese of Munich & Freising. Archbishop Marx has been a Member of COMECE since 2006 and became its vice President in 2009.
Mgr Ardrianus van Luyn, President of COMECE, declared:
"We rejoice together with our Vice President, Archbishop Reinhard Marx and we congratulate him for his nomination as a Cardinal. Because of his profound knowledge of the Catholic social teaching and his deep understanding of the social, economical and political situation in the EU, Archbishop Marx is highly appreciated, not only by COMECE but also by the EU Institutions. His contribution to the socio-political reflection of COMECE will gain a new dimension thanks to his nomination as Cardinal. "
Archbishop Marx will attend the next COMECE Plenary Assembly, which will take place in Brussels from 24 to 26 November.