Jean-Louis Tauran

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Jean-Louis Tauran
President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue
Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church
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PredecessorPaul Poupard and Tarcisio Bertone
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Sant’Apollinare alle Terme Neroniane-Alessandrine
Ordination20 September 1969
by Marius-Félix-Antoine Maziers
Consecration6 January 1991
by Pope John Paul II
Created cardinal21 October 2003
by Pope John Paul II
RankCardinal Priest
Personal details
Born(1943-04-05)5 April 1943
Bordeaux, German-occupied France
Died5 July 2018(2018-07-05) (aged 75)
Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.
DenominationCatholic (Roman Rite)
Previous post
  • Secretary for Relations with States (1990–2003)
  • Librarian of the Holy Roman Church (2003–2007)
  • Titular Archbishop of Telephte (1990-2003)
  • Archivist of the Holy Roman Church (2003–2007)
  • Protodeacon of the College of Cardinals (2011–2014)
  • Veritate et Caritate
  • (For truth and for love)
Coat of armsJean-Louis Tauran's coat of arms

Jean-Louis Pierre Tauran (French: [ʒɑ̃lwi toʁɑ̃]; 5 April 1943 – 5 July 2018) was a French cardinal of the Catholic Church. At his death he had been president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue since 2007.

He was made a cardinal in 2003 and was the Cardinal Protodeacon from 2011 to 2014. He was the Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church since 20 December 2014 until his death.

Tauran died on 5 July 2018 from complications of Parkinson's disease in Hartford, Connecticut at the age of 75.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Décès du cardinal français Jean-Louis Tauran". Archived from the original on 2018-07-06. Retrieved 2018-07-06.

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