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Tagle to take titular church in Rome

Newly appointed cardinal takes possession this week

Tagle to take titular church in Rome

Cardinal Tagle is set to formally take possession of his titular church in Rome (picture: Wikimedia Commons) reporter, Manila

June 12, 2013

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Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, archbishop of Manila, will formally take possession of his titular church in Rome on June 15.

The prelate is to take possession of the San Felice de Cantalice a Centocelle this week, seven months after Pope Benedict XVI made Tagle a cardinal.

Tagle received his red hat and ring together with five other new cardinals during a consistory last November.

Cardinals are assigned a “titular church” in the Eternal City to formally make them members of the diocesan clergy of Rome. The Church’s first cardinals were from the diocese of Rome.

Although not directly involved in the administration of the parish, the cardinal is expected to give advice and support to his titular church.

Fr Reginald Malicdem, Tagle’s private secretary, said the cardinal left for the Vatican yesterday.

Tagle became the 32nd archbishop of Manila in 2011, succeeding retired Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales.

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