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Pope Francis appoints Tagle to another Vatican post

/ 03:40 PM July 12, 2015
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle and Pope Francis. FILE PHOTO

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle and Pope Francis. FILE PHOTO

MANILA Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle was appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum,” which is in charge of the charitable activities of the Roman Catholic Church worldwide.

Cor Unum, instituted by Pope Paul VI in 1971, is part of the Vatican curia. Its mission expresses “care of the Catholic Church for the needy, thereby encouraging human fellowship and making manifest the charity of Christ.”

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Tagle’s appointment to Cor Unum came after he was elected as the first Asian president of Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of 130 Catholic relief, development and social service organizations in over 200 countries and territories.

According to a report by CBCP News, Cor Unum helped the Philippines during the aftermath of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) and the construction of the Pope Francis Center in Palo, Leyte which is composed of an orphanage and home for the aged.

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