February 21, 2011.
There have been changes in the college of cardinals. Starting today, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran is the new protodeacon, the person in charge of announcing the name of a new pope after a conclave.
As of today he is the cardinal who would exit to the balcony of St. Peter´s Basilica after the white smoke to utter the famous “Habemus Papam,” should there be a new papal election.
Jean-Louis Tauran is French, 67 years old, and currently the president for the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue. He is especially involved in relations with the Muslim world.