Vatican Diplomat Who Helped Heal Wounds With Islam Dies | 3/6/2013 | Staff
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – French cardinal and former Vatican foreign minister Jean-Louis Tauran, who helped improve ties between the Roman Catholic Church and the Muslim world, has died aged 75, the Vatican said on Friday.

Tauran served as the Vatican’s foreign minister from 1991 to 2003 and in 2007 he was put in charge of the office that oversaw the Church’s relations with other faiths, including Islam.

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Tauran was the man who announced to the world from the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square that Francis had been elected pope on March 13, 2013.

He had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease for many years and died in the United States on Thursday.

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