In memoriam Professor Dr Heinrich Reinhardt

3 Nov 2020

The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity mourns the death of Professor Dr Heinrich J. F. Reinhardt, who died on 21 October 2020 at the age of 78. 

Professor Reinhardt was professor emeritus of the Ruhr University Bochum, where he held the chair of Canon Law from 1992 until his retirement in 2007. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Johann Adam Möhler Institute for Ecumenics in Paderborn and an advisor to the Ecumenical Commission of the German Bishops' Conference.

In a letter of condolence to the Dean of the Catholic Theological Faculty of the Ruhr University Bochum, Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Church Unity, paid tribute to the ecumenical commitment of Professor Reinhardt, recalling in particular his contribution as a member of the International Roman Catholic–Old Catholic Dialogue Commission.