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archbishop , cardinal

Paul Josef Cardinal Cordes, German cardinal, archbishop.


Cordes, Paul Josef Cardinal was born on September 5, 1934 in Kirchhundem, Germany.


Attended, University Mainz.


Ordained priest Archdiocese of Paderborn, Germany, 1961, auxiliary bishop, 1975. Ordained bishop, 1976. Vice president Pontifical Council for the Laity, 1980—1995.

President Pontifical Council Cor Unum, 1995—2010, president emeritus, since 2010. Elevated to cardinal, 2007. Cardinal-deacon S. Lorenzo in Piscibus, since 2007.

Relator for pastoral affairs German Bishops' Conference.