Mainz Daily Photo

>Cardinal Rules – #172

>Hermann Cardinal Volk was the Bishop of Mainz between 1962 and 1982, sandwiched between Albert Stohr and the incumbent Karl Cardinal Lehmann.

You’ll find this sculpture on the square named after him on the busiest spot in the pedestrian precinct, just around the corner from the Isis temple ruins.

For all that, he doesn’t look a happy camper.

Might be to do with the fact that – as an advocate of ecumenism – the word’s got to him about what the new lot in the Vatican is up to…..

This entry was published on 7 August, 2007 at 12:50. It’s filed under Mainz and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “>Cardinal Rules – #172

  1. >Sculptures, regardless of what one thinks of the subject, hold endless fascination for me. I think this one is worthy of a pause or two! Good photo, too. Re. your link….don’t get me started!!

  2. >I have less than 100% faith in people like this personality. A lot of it is due to the earliest church and the catholic role in it. But that’s just me. Your photo of the sculpture is fine.Brookville Daily Photo

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