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KateNew Cardinal Installed on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
Posted by Kate Deiparine on 12/12/2011 1:14:32 AM

Today is the Feast of the Apparition of Our Lady of Guadalupe, also today marks an important event in the life of the Catholic Church in the Philippines as the new CARDINAL CHITO TAGLE was installed.


New Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle was installed Monday morning as the 32nd Archbishop of Manila in a ceremony held at the historic Manila Cathedral.

The position, most famously held by the late iconic Jaime Cardinal Sin, is traditionally a politically influential one. The 54-year-old Tagle, who is active on Facebook, is considered to be a progressive compared to other bishops, and expected to be a conciliatory rather than a polarizing figure.


Catholic bishops, priests and the faithful gave the new Archbishop a warm festive welcome.


Even before 6 a.m., Catholic faithful from Imus, Cavite performed a "Karakol" dance for Tagle near the Manila Cathedral. Tagle took part in the dancing, the report said.


Security was tight at the cathedral, the report said, due to the number of people attending Tagle`s installation.


Archbishop Tagle vowed to serve his new flock as he was installed to his new post.


Speaking at the start of the Mass marking his installation, Tagle thanked God for the "opportunity to serve."


"I appear before you as one who serves. You are God`s precious gifts to me as I start my ministry here," he said.


Among the guests were 75 bishops, 800 priests from the Manila archdiocese, and 500 seminarians.


A Mass was concelebrated right after the installation by three cardinals—Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, Jose Cardinal Sanchez, and Cardinal Rosales—as well as by the Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines, Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto, and the president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines, Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma.


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Congrat`s to New Archbishop of Manila Bishop Antonio Tagle Keep in Touch in work with humble and humility and graceful servant of the nation.... God Bless you Archbishop Tagle!!!
Posted 2/2/2012 2:51:07 AM
I also have the same concern.
The title is quite misleading.
Archbishop Tagle is not yet appointed as Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI.
Posted 1/22/2012 12:56:37 PM
Sis Kate:

When was Archbishop Tagle elevated to the Cardinalate?
Posted 12/13/2011 7:23:20 AM

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