Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle’

Concern at populist leaders ‘hijacking’ religion

Monday, March 15th, 2021
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Vatican Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is worried about the way populist leaders are “hijacking” religion. They are doing this by sowing division and exploiting the anger of those who feel excluded, he says. The Filipino prelate (pictured), who is the prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, aired his concerns – and some Read more

Promoting Christian unity is not optional

Monday, December 7th, 2020

Catholics must work towards Christian unity, a new guidebook from the Vatican says. It can no longer be seen as “optional” by bishops. They won’t be left to work out how on their own though. The new guidebook, released by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, offers practical ways for bishops to promote unity Read more

Cardinal Tagle opens up about contracting COVID

Monday, September 28th, 2020

The prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, has recovered from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Last Friday the cardinal discussed his experience during the coronavirus quarantine and his recovery. Speaking at an online conference for Catholic educators, he admitted struggling with “fear and anxiety” during the isolation. “But getting Read more

Francis unmasked

Thursday, September 17th, 2020
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The pope’s mask became the subject of media attention during his first major public audience since lockdown. After wearing a protective face mask in the car on the way to the 500-strong audience, Francis removed it, touching the mask’s front as he emerged from the vehicle. Maskless, he shook hands with prelates attending the audience. Read more

Vatican-based Filipino cardinal tests positive for coronavirus

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Filipino cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has become the highest-ranking Vatican official known to have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Vatican said on Friday that Tagle, 63, a Filipino who heads the Vatican’s missionary arm, had tested positive when he arrived in Manila on Thursday. Tagle, who met Pope Francis in a private audience on Read more