The actual ceremony took place on Saturday at 6:30pm (12:30am Sunday in Manila) at a concelebrated Mass in the church hosted by the local parish priest.
Hundreds of parishioners welcomed the cardinal to the San Felice da Cantalice a Centocelle at Piazza San Felice da Cantalice (Church of Saint Felix of Cantalice at Centocelle).
Fr. Reginald Malicdem, the cardinal’s private secretary, said the ceremony followed that of a canonical possession.
Tagle was received by the parish priest to the church for the traditional kissing of the cross and was followed by the celebration of the Eucharist.
A number of Filipino priests, nuns and lay people staying in Rome also attended the liturgical celebration.
The church is referred to as a Centocelle (at Centocelle), derived from the Roman cavalry and their barracks consisting of a hundred lodging rooms dating back to the Roman Empire. It is currently administered by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin since 1928.
In Catholic tradition, each cardinal is given a “titular see” in Rome that serves as a highly symbolic link to the Pope. (CBCPNews)