100th anniversary of French archdiocese
October 28, 2013
Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, as his special envoy to the celebrations commemorating the centenary of the establishment of the Archdiocese of Lille.
Lille, a city of 225,000 in northern France, is the nation’s tenth largest.
La Voix du Nord, the city’s newspaper, reported that 20 bishops, more than 100 priests, and more than 2,500 faithful – including 500 students associated with the Taizé Community –attended the closing Mass, which concluded with the playing of “Happy Birthday” on the cathedral’s pipe organ.
- Cardinal Tauran, Special Envoy to Lille (VIS)
- Letter to Card. Jean-Louis Tauran, President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Special Envoy to the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Lille (France) [26-27 October 2013]
- 25, 26 et 27 octobre, la fête continue! (Archdiocese of Lille)
- Centenaire du diocèse de Lille : une messe de clôture hors normes ce dimanche après-midi (La Voix du Nord)