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Walter Cardinal Kasper, German cardinal, archbishop.


Kasper, Walter Cardinal was born on March 5, 1933 in Heidenheim Brenz, Germany.


Doctor of Philosophy in Theology, Theological Faculty of Tübingen. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), Seattle University, 2004.


Ordained priest Diocese of Rottenberg, Germany, 1957. Parochial vicar Stuttgart, 1957—1958. Faculty member University Tübingen, 1958—1961, dean, theological faculty, 1970.

Professor theological Westphalian University Münster, 1964—1970. Ordained bishop, 1989. Bishop Diocese of Rottenberg-Stuttgart, Germany, 1989—1999.

Secretary Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Rome, 1999—2001, president, 2001—2010, president emeritus, since 2010. Elevated to cardinal, 2001. Cardinal-deacon Ognissanti in Via Appia Nuova, since 2001.

Member Faith and Order Commission, World Council Churches, 1979. Co-chair International Commission for Lutheran - Catholic Dialogue, 1994. Member Pontifical Council for Culture, Pontifical Council for Legislation Texts, Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith, Congregation for Oriental Churches, Ordinary Council of General Secretariat of Synod of Bishops, Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.