Cardinal Tauran’s UK Visit 2013

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Pope’s senior advisor on interreligious dialogue, is in the UK from 12-16 June 2013 to affirm and strengthen the good interreligious relations we have in England and Wales. The Cardinal will visit a number of religious places of worship, offer prayers for peace in their different traditions and encourage working together for the common good and for a more peaceful world.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Pope’s senior advisor on interreligious dialogue, is in the UK from 12-16 June 2013 to affirm and strengthen the good interreligious relations we have in England and Wales. The Cardinal will visit a number of religious places of worship, offer prayers for peace in their different traditions and encourage working together for the common good and for a more peaceful world.

The first official engagement of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran's four-day visit to England was a visit to a Hindu Mandir - temple - on the outskirts of London. The Cardinal, Pope Francis' senior advisor on interreligious dialogue, enjoyed a tour of BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Neasden.

The President of the Holy See's Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, joined representatives from many of the world's major religions to offer prayers for peace and to bear witness to their longing for a more just and peaceful world.

The UK's Jain communities were the focal point of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran's visit to England on Friday 14 June.

On the penultimate day of Cardinal Tauran's four-day visit to England to promote good relations between religions, the visiting delegation travelled to the Midlands to meet with the Sikh community at the Guru Nanak Nishkham Sevak Jatha in Birmingham.

The Vatican's senior official heading up the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue has spoken about the changing make-up of our communities and how we should be "consciously cultivating" good relationships with our neighbours of other faiths.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, visited England from 12-16 June to affirm and strengthen the good interreligious relations in this country.

Cardinal Tauran's four-day visit to the UK concluded back in London with the celebration of Holy Mass in Westminster Cathedral. In his homily, the Cardinal described the dialogue between religions as "educative and enriching".

The Cardinal will visit a number of religious places of worship, offer prayers for peace in their different traditions and encourage working together for the common good and for a more peaceful world.

A series of image galleries documenting Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran's four-day visit to the UK. The memorable visit saw his delegation visit a Hindu Mandir, a Jain Derasar and a Sikh Gurdwara. Cardinal Tauran is the Pope's senior advisor on interreligious dialogue.