We do more than sell autographs. We build relationships.™

HENGSBACH, Franz Cardinal (1910-91)

Price: $95.00


German cardinal; archbishop of Paderborn. Military Ordinary for Germany. Grand Prior of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. President: German Episcopal Commission for Universal Church Affairs.

ALS – Autograph Letter Signed, one page, 1963 as Bishop of Essen.  Untranslated. Bold and fresh as when penned. Accompanied by a small reprint image of the prelate.

Created a cardinal in 1988. He was known throughout Germany as the “workers bishop”.  He wore a piece of coal in his episcopal ring to symbolize his concern for miners and other workers.


please enquire