Aloisius Joseph Muench Photo

Aloisius Joseph Muench

Born: Feb 18, 1889

Death: Feb 15, 1962

Birthplace: Milwaukee

Nationality: United States

Aloisius Joseph Muench

Date of Birth : Feb 18, 1889
Date of Death : Feb 15, 1962
Birth Place : Milwaukee

Aloisius Joseph Muench was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Bishop of Fargo from 1935 to 1959, and as Apostolic Nuncio to Germany from 1951 to 1959. He was elevated to the cardinalate in 1959. Muench was the most powerful American Catholic and Vatican representative in Allied-occupied Germany and subsequently in West Germany from 1946 to 1959 as the liaison between the U.S. Office of Military Government and the German Catholic Church in the American occupation zone, Pope Pius XII's apostolic visitor to Germany, the Vatican relief officer in Kronberg im Taunus, Germany, regent in Kronberg, as well as nuncio to Germany.

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