Tagle creates new ministry on environment

New archdiocesan department will tackle disaster preparedness

Philippines
April 19, 2016
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila has recently set up a new ministry under the archdiocese that will tackle environmental issues and disaster preparedness and response.

"Considering the need to create a more responsive ministry that deals with disaster preparedness and response as well as the care and protection of God's creation, we hereby create the new Ministry on Environment and Disaster Response," said the prelate in his "Decree of Creation." 

According to Cardinal Tagle, this entity brings together the Damayan Disaster Response and Rehabilitation Management Program of Caritas Manila, Radio Veritas, and the Ministry on Ecology into one single Ministry on Ecology of the Archdiocese of Manila.

The cardinal added that the ministry will be a special branch under Caritas Manila.

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