CARDINAL TAURAN, SPECIAL ENVOY TO LILLE
Vatican City, 19 October 2013 (VIS) - On Saturday afternoon the letter was published by which the Pope nominates Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, as his special envoy to the celebrations for the first centenary of the archdiocese of Lille, France, scheduled to take place from 26 to 27 October 2013.
The cardinal will be accompanied on his mission by Msgr. Bernard Podvin of the clergy of Lille, spokesman for the Bishops' Conference of France, and Fr. Sylvain Bataille, rector of the Pontifical French Seminary in Rome.
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