Original (printed in German): Joseph Cardinal Höffner DER STAAT – DIENER DER ORDNUNG. Opening address on the ocasion of the autumn meeting of the German bishop conference in Fulda, 22. September 1986. Series: The Chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference N° 13. Editor: Secreteriat of the German Bishops’ Conference, Bonn.
Translations are based on the German original, Köln 1986.