From 1971, he was the co-editor of the international journal Communio. He was a member of the board of the Synod of the Dioceses of the Federal Republic of Germany 1971-1975, as well as a member of the International Theological Commission 1974-1984.
From 1983 until his resignation in 2016, Lehmann was the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mainz.
In September 2017, Lehmann suffered a stroke and cerebral herrmohage which left him in need of care, first at hospital and later at home. He died on 11 March 2018 of stroke-related complications in Mainz, Germany at the age of 81.
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- Kardinal Karl Lehmann ist tot Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Retrieved 11 March 2018