MANILA, Nov. 15, 2012— The House of Representatives is set to extend a congressional commendation to Cardinal-designate Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle.
“The Catholic Church of the Philippines and the entire country accept as a great honor the Vatican’s recent announcement,” Bagatsing said.
On Oct. 24, Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Tagle, along with six others, to the ranks of cardinals who will elect his successor.
Other new cardinals, who would be elevated at a consistory in Rome on Nov. 24, were from Lebanon, Nigeria, Columbia, India and the United States.
Bagatsing added that the Archdiocese of Manila, with a population of 2.8 million Catholics, is strengthened with the appointment of Tagle who is a highly respected theologian in the Church.
“The entire City of Manila is proud to have as the head of the Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Manila duly appointed young and charismatic Cardinal-designate,” he said. (CBCPNews)