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Tomb of Cardinal Frings

Photo: © T. Kern

ind this tufa slab and a brick wall (not shown here) lies the tomb of Joseph Cardinal Frings, who was archbishop of Cologne from 1942 to 1969 and died in 1978. The burial vault for the archbishops of Cologne was constructed between 1958 and 1969. It is said that the construction of the vault was Cardinal Frings’ idea. The coat of arms and inscription were designed by Bernd Billecke and executed by sculptor Engelbert Davepon. Billecke based his designs on those of Willy Weyres.

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