Jean Louis Tauran Death, Bio

Name Jean Louis Tauran
Date of Birth April 5, 1943
Place of Birth France

Jean Louis Tauran


Jean Louis Tauran was born on April 5, 1943 in France. He died on Jul 5, 2018 (age 75). Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran of the Catholic Church in France, currently serving as the President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue after being installed in that role in 2007.

At the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, he studied philosophy, theology, and canon law to earn degrees at the licentiate and doctoral levels, respectively. He was the Cardinal Protodeacon during the papal conclave in 2013, and as a result, he was the one who got to proclaim Pope Francis’s election and give him the pallium at the end of the process. Even as early as 2003, he was already showing signs of Parkinson’s disease, which would ultimately prove to be the cause of his passing in 2018.

Jean Louis Tauran

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