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Cardinal Alfred Bengsch
Birth: Sep. 10, 1921
Death: Dec. 13, 1979

Religious Figure. Roman Catholic Bishop of Berlin-both East and West-and leader of East Germany's 1.2 million Roman Catholics. The son of a Berlin postal official, He was named bishop of the divided city and its environs in August 1961, three days after the erection of the Berlin Wall. A conservative theologian who steered clear of politics, he was given special permission by East German authorities to cross the Wall three days a month to minister to his West Berlin flock, later he was allowed 30 days in every three-month period. In 1967 Bengsch became the first East German to wear a Cardinal's red hat-a promotion that reflected Pope Paul VI's quiet Ostpolitik. 
 
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Sankt-Hedwigs-Kathedrale
Berlin-Mitte
Mitte
Berlin, Germany
 
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Originally Created by: K
Record added: May 23, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6442025
Cardinal Alfred Bengsch
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Cardinal Alfred Bengsch
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