Cardinal Angelo Sodano paid tribute to “the unforgettable” Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and his “great apostolic spirit” by celebrating his funeral mass on July 12, 2018, in St. Peter’s Basilica. The French cardinal devoted himself to dialogue with all men of good will, he said. At the end of the liturgy, Pope Francis presided over the rite of “Ultima Commendatio” and “Valedictio”.
Visibly moved, the Dean of the College of Cardinals greeted a confrere of “deep” faith, who “courageously served the Holy Church of Christ to the end,” despite the “heavy weight of his illness.” His name, he added, “will always live

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