On 4 May 2017, Germany’s Foreign Minister, Sigmar Gabriel, visited the Wiesenkirche and its masons’ lodge. His visit extended for over two hours. From Dusseldorf, Norbert Römer, long-time member of the board of trustees, organised the meeting, together with Dirk Presch. The high-ranking visitor was received by a small but stately group and accompanied by, amongst others, the Chairman of the Cathedral Association, the Superintendent and the Pastor. The tour throughout the interior of the church was followed by a tour of the tower construction site. A typical snack was enjoyed in the workshop of the masons’ lodge once the Foreign Minister had chiselled the inscription DONA NOBIS PACEM in a stone that will soon be found at the base of the massive south-west pinnacle of the northern tower. Some media, including the WDR television station, reported on this occasion.