Following the announcement 6th July, Cardinal Vincent Nichols expressed his sorrow at the death of Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and his appreciation for the late Cardinal's 'dedication to inter-religious dialogue which is a vital task today'.
In a statement released on the same day, the Cardinal said:
'With sadness I receive the announcement of the death of His Eminence Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran. This morning I celebrated Mass for the repose of his soul.
'With many others all over the world, I have always appreciated his dedication to the cause of inter-religious dialogue which is a vital task today. He brought to his ministry a sharp intellect, wide-ranging knowledge and consistent graciousness. These qualities brought him admirers everywhere.
'I remain grateful to him for facilitating the historic meeting between Pope Francis and Islamic leaders from Great Britain on 5th April 2017, an event appreciated wherever Christians and Muslims seek to live together in mutual understanding.
'May the Lord receive his faithful servant into the peace and joy of his presence.'