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PASSINGS : Cardinal Joseph Hoeffner; Theologian

October 23, 1987

Cardinal Joseph Hoeffner, 80, a conservative theologian who advocated traditional Roman Catholic doctrine and criticized the use of nuclear energy. Hoeffner had stepped down as archbishop of Cologne in September and from his chairmanship of the West German Roman Catholic Bishops Conference, citing ill health. Last Friday in Cologne, West Germany, of complications from a brain tumor.

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