Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Archbishop Giampiero Gloder as the Roman Catholic Church’s Camerlengo and Vice-Camerlengo, respectively.
The Vatican announced the appointments Saturday.
While Cardinal Tauran serves as president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Msgr. Gloder serves as president of the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy.
The French cardinal succeeds Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, former Vatican Secretary of State, and the Italian archbishop succeeds Monsignor Pierluigi Celata, former secretary of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.
The Camerlengo has the role of acting as Vatican head of state when a Pontiff dies. However, it is not a full-time role. Thus, Cardinal Tauran will continue serving as president of his dicastery.
On ZENIT’s Web page:
Interview with Cardinal Tauran (earlier this month): http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/cardinal-tauran-essence-of-islam-is-being-disfigured