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Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran swears in
as Camerlengo

· In the presence of Pope Francis ·

Pope Francis received Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, on Monday morning, 9 March, for his swearing-in ceremony as Camerlengo of Holy Roman Church. The rite was held in the Chapel of Urban VIII in the Apostolic Palace.

At the end of the ceremony, Cardinal Tauran addressed a brief greeting to the Pope, thanking the Holy Father for appointing him camerlengo. It is a sign, he said, of “further manifestation of your trust”. The Cardinal assured him, also on behalf of the members of the Apostolic Camera, whom he called, “prelates whose single ambition is to serve the Church”, that of the unceasing attention to “respecting rights, acting with restraint and collaborating with all members of the Roman Curia”. He continued: “We are all willing to give the best of ourselves, because in all instances the rights of the Holy See must be protected”. Moreover, he added, we are aware “of the duties that are incumbent upon us today and tomorrow. We pray that our negligence may never hide the image and the testimony of the Apostolic See, this Church of Rome which presides in charity”. He then confirmed his belief in "Ubi Petrus, ibi Ecclesia".

Then Pope Francis invited those present – which included Archbishop Giampiero Gloder, Vice-Camerlengo; Bishop Giuseppe Sciacca, Auditor General; Msgr Assunto Scotti, Dean of the Apostolic Camera; Msgr Paolo Luca Braida; Msgr Philip James Whitmore; Msgr Winfried König; Msgr Osvaldo Neves de Almeida; Msgr Krysztof Józef Nykiel; Msgr Lucio Bonora; Msgr Antonio Lazzaro and Msgr Antonio Di Iorio, the Camera's Notary – to recite a Hail Mary. The rite was conducted by Msgr Guido Marini, who was assisted by Msgr Vincenzo Peroni. The Pope arrived in the Chapel of Urban VIII with Archbishop Georg Gänswein and by Msgr Stefano Sanchiro and Msgr Luis María Rodrigo Ewart.




St. Peter’s Square

Feb. 19, 2020