Showing posts with label Cardinal Tauran. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cardinal Tauran. Show all posts

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Pope Appoints New Post-Evangelist to Camerlengo

Edit: he's not fond of evangelism, among so many other things. Cardinal Tauran replaces Cardinal Bertone - A Camerlengo has important role in preparing the papal election in the conclave. In the election of Pope Francis, Tauran has already announced the Pope and his papal name.

Vatican City ( The French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran (71) has been appointed by Pope Francis to "Camerlengo of the Holy Roman Church". Thus after a Pope leaves from office by resignation or death, play a key role in the Vatican until the election of a successor. The Camerlengo (Chamberlain) is responsible for preparations for the election of a pope in the conclave and the administration of the papal estate while the Holy See is vacant.

Tauran has, since 2007, been President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. He had announced the name of Pope Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio on the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica on 13 March-2013. Tauran succeeds Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. It was the last official title that the former Cardinal Secretary of State, who was 80 years in December, still held in the Vatican.

For Vice Camerlengo Francis appointed the head of the papal diplomatic academy, Archbishop Giampiero Gloder. Pope FRANCIS - The first event of the new pontificate: Habemus Papam, greeting the people in St. Peter's Square, prayer and blessing Copyright 2014 Catholic News Agency KATH PRESS, Vienna, Austria All rights reserved Link to

Trans: Tancred

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Church is "Condemned" to Religious Dialogue

Edit: no comment.

Cardinal Tauran: Religious illiteracy is worrying.

Frankfurt ( KNA) The President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue sees the Catholic Church, particularly in view of the flight of Christians from the Middle East called to a dialogue with the Islamic world. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran has stressed that religion is not the cause of conflict, but could contribute to its solution. Accordingly, the church is "condemned" to dialogue. Tauran spoke at the inauguration of the new endowed chair "Catholic theology in the face of Islam" at the Faculty of Philosophy and Theology Sankt Georgen on Friday evening.

"Interreligious dialogue always starts with the fact that one introduces his own religious beliefs," said Tauran. But currently "religious illiteracy" in the West has reached worrying proportions. "It is important for European societies that they will find their religious and cultural roots," said Tauran. Otherwise, the younger generations will be without a heritage to bequeath.

In addition, the West finds itself in a "crisis of information". The constant mobility and overfeeding with information leads to the fact that "no one reads any longer, doesn't think and is unable to organize his knowledge," said the cardinal. Inter-religious dialogue establishes, among other things, the will to do "everything humanly possible" to understand the perspective of the other. Muslims and Christians are, according Tauran, encouraged to develop a "pedagogy of living together", resulting in changing the fear of the other in a fear for the other. Religious leaders also have a duty to their followers to suggest a civic responsibility so that no one is indifferent to injustice. 

Trans: Tancred
Meanwhile, somewhere in America.


Friday, May 30, 2014

Shia Scholars Translate Catechism of the Catholic Church in Persian

Qom (AsiaNews) - Shia scholars have translated the Catechism of the Catholic Church into Persian. A group of translators from the University of Religions and Denominations (URD), located just outside of Qom, is behind this major step towards dialogue.

Under the guidance of Prof Ahmad Reza Meftah (pictured, centre), the translators (Profs Sulemaniye and Ghanbari) completed the work (almost 1,000 pages about theology and pastoral ministry) that is going to be released shortly.

Evidently, various Catholic officials in Iran checked their translation, which has an introduction by Card Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

The University of Religions and Denominations, which has about 2,000 students, offers courses in Islamic theology and denominations as well as Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Judaism.

Link to Asianews….

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Vatican officials on inter-religious trip to India

Edit Traditionalists are going to howl.

(November 04, 2011) Vatican’s top official for inter-religious dialogue is a visit to India to follow up on the impetus given by the interfaith peace meeting convoked by Pope Benedict XVI on Oct. 27 in the central Italian town of Assisi. Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue accompanied by Council secretary Archbishop Pierluigi Celata left for India on Friday to hold meetings with representatives of Hinduism, Sikhism, Jainism and Islam. Their schedule until Nov. 14 includes stops in Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi and Amritsar, home to the Golden Temple, Sikhism’s holiest shrine. Their schedule has been organized by the Indian bishops and includes a meeting with Muslim leaders in Mumbai on Sunday. A meeting with Hindus is scheduled from Nov. 6-10 in Pune and another meeting and a seminar with Sikhs is slated Nov. 11-12 in Amritsar. On Nov. 13 they are to hold a meeting and a seminar with Jains in the Indian capital before heading back to Rome.

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