- Aug 12, 2020
Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn on Wednesday told Pope Francis that his vision in ‘Laudato Si’ is flowering in America in green affordable housing projects.
An interreligious memorial service was held in Pakistan to honor French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, who died July 5.
Pope Francis attended the funeral Mass and presided over the final commendation of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the French cardinal who led the Vatican’s outreach to other religions and who had announced to the world his election as pope five years ago.
French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, best known for leading the Vatican’s opposition to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, died on Thursday at 75.
A competitive attitude between Christians and Muslims fosters the belief that religions are a source of tension and violence, not peace, said Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran.
Meeting with a top Muslim leader in Saudi Arabia, the Vatican’s chief interreligious dialogue official called for the equal treatment of people of all religions, saying discrimination and double standards based on religious affiliation only increase Islamophobia and Christianophobia.