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The archbishop of Cologne, Cardinal Joachim Meisner, expresses in a letter that he supports the work of the KPE, the German association and our Union, in his diocese. He really appreciates the commitment of the FSE in his diocese. The FSE in Germany (KPE) “is part of the service of salvation of the Church, helping young people to meet Jesus Christ and to live according to the Gospel”. The Cardinal is grateful for this work, “which is expressed in a narrow link with our Lord Jesus Christ and in a faithful love for the Holy Virgin Mary”.
His Eminence precises that the KPE is recognized by the ecclesiastic law of the Pontifical Council for the Laity. With this letter, he explicitly confirms that, in his archdiocese, the KPE is recognized as part of the pastoral commitment.
We thank the Cardinal with all our heart for this approval and this encouragement. With protection of our specific protector, Our Lady of the Road, we are going to do our best to satisfy the requirements expressed in this letter.