His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, DD

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      • Country: Philippines
      • Region: Manila
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    Luis Antonio Tagle (Latin: Aloysius Antonius Tagle, Italian: Luigi Antonio Tagle; born June 21, 1957) is a Roman Catholic Filipino Cardinal, the 32nd Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal-Priest of the titular church of San Felice da Cantalice a Centocelle and de facto Primate of the Philippines. He was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI to succeed Archbishop Emeritus Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales.

    Tagle is the Professor of Dogmatic Synthesis at the Graduate School of Theology of San Carlos Seminary, the archdiocesan major seminary of Manila, and an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Loyola School of Theology of Ateneo de Manila University. Tagle has become involved in many social issues in the Philippines with emphasis on helping the poor and the needy while maintaining opposition against practical atheism, abortion, contraception, and the Reproductive Health Bill. He currently wields strong religious and political influence as the country’s primate, with an estimated 2.8 million professed Roman Catholics in his Archdiocese. Tagle speaks fluent Italian and English in addition to his native Tagalog, and is also proficient in reading Spanish, French and Latin.

 

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