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Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle
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Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle
C/o Archdiocese of Manila, 121 Arzobispo Street, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines
+63 2 521-6501
Fax :+63 2 521-6564
[email protected], [email protected]

Archbishop Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle was born in Manila on June 21, 1957. After Elementary and High School at St. Andrew's School in Parañaque City he graduated from Ateneo de Manila University and San Jose Seminary in Quezon City in 1977, where he took up Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy. His graduate studies include a Licentiate in Sacred Theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., United States in 1987, the same university where he finished his Doctorate in Sacred Theology in 1991.

He was ordained deacon on July 18, 1981 at the San Jose Seminary, and a priest on Feb. 27, 1982 at Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral in Imus municipality. On Oct. 22, 2001, he was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Imus in Cavite province. He was installed on Dec. 12, 2001. Before his appointment, he served as parish priest of Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral (1998-2003).

On Oct. 13, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Tagle as metropolitan archbishop of Manila. He succeeds Cardinal Gaudencio B. Rosales, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the pope accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

The installation of archbishop Tagle took place on Dec. 12, 2011.

In November 2012, the archbishop was appointed a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI.

The archbishop is a member of the Editorial Board of the Storia del Concilio Vaticano II (History of Vatican II), Instituto per le scienze religiose, Bologna, Italy (1995-present) and Chairman of the Episcopal Commission on the Doctrine of Faith of Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

The archbishop speaks Tagalog and English.

On 8 Dec 2019 Pope Francis appointed Cardinal as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
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