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November 24, 2012 (V)
(85) 1. James Michael Harvey, titular archbishop of Memfi, archpriest of the papal basilica of S. Paolo fuori le mura, Rome.
(86) 2. Béchara Boutros Raï, O.M.M., patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites, Lebanon.
(87) 3. Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, archbishop major of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars, India.
(88) 4. John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, archbishop of Abuja, Nigeria.
(89) 5. Rubén Salazar Gómez, archbishop of Bogotá, Colombia.
(90) 6. Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, archbishop of Manila, Philippines.


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(85) 1. HARVEY, James Michael
(1949-

Birth. October 20, 1949, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America. Eldest of the five children of Robert Harvey, who died in 2008, and his wife, Ruth. The other siblings are Katherine, William, Karen and Michael. With the exception of Cardinal Harvey, they all live in the Milwaukee area.

Education. In September 1963, he started studying at De Sales Preparatory Seminary in Milwaukee after earning a high school scholarship from his grade school, completing the four years of high school and the first two years of college; then, he studied at Saint Francis Seminary of Milwaukee, completing the last two years of college; later, he was sent to Rome by Archbishop William Edward Cousins of Milwaukee to study at the Pontifical GregorianUniversity, where he earned a doctorate in canon law; while in Rome, he resided at the North American College; he also studied at the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Rome, (diplomacy). Besides his native English, he speaks Italian, German, French and Spanish.

Priesthood. Ordained, June 29, 1975, for the archdiocese of Milwaukee, in Rome, by Pope Paul VI. In that ceremony, 359 priests were ordained to mark the Holy Year. Entered the diplomatic service of the Holy See on March 25, 1980. Attaché in the apostolic nunciature in the Dominican Republic from 1980 until 1981; secretary from 1981 to 1982. On July 10, 1982, he went to work at the Secretariat of State. Named assessor of the Secretariat of State, July 22, 1997.

Episcopate. Elected titular bishop of Memfi and appointed prefect of the Pontifical Household, February 7, 1998. Consecrated, March 19, 1998, at the patriarchal Vatican basilica, by Pope John Paul II, assisted by Cardinal Angelo Sodano, secretary of State, and by Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, archbishop of Kraków. In the same ceremony were consecrated Stanisław Dziwisz, titular bishop of San Leone, prefect adjunct of the Papal Household, future cardinal; and Piero Marini, titular bishop of Martirano, master of the liturgical pontifical celebrations. His episcopal motto is Zelus domus tuae. In 1999, he was decorated with the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic, knight grand cross, by President Carlo Azeglio Ciampi of Italy. Promoted to the rank of archbishop, September 20, 2003. Named archpriest of the papal basilica of S. Paolo fuori le mura on November 23, 2012.

Cardinalate. Created cardinal deacon in the consistory of November 24, 2012; received the red biretta, the cardinalitial ring and the deaconry of S. Pio V a Villa Carpegna on that same day. Named member of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints on December 22, 2012. On January 31, 2013, he was named member of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See. Participated in the conclave of March 12 to 13, 2013, which elected Pope Francis. Took possession of his deaconry on Sunday May 26, 2013. Confirmed as member of the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints on December 19, 2013.

Bibliography. Bransom, Jr., Charles N. Revue des ordinations épiscopales. Mango, Florida : Bransom, 1999, n. 8, p. 9-10.

Webgraphy. Photograph and biography, in English, Wikipedia; his arms, Araldica Vaticana; Cascia, festa di S. Rita. Il cardinal Harvey: «Porta luce e tepore in tanti cuori bui e freddi», by Francesco Carlini, Avvenire, 20 maggio 21014.


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(86) 2. RAÏ, O.M.M., Béchara Boutros
(1940-

Birth. February 25, 1940, Himlaya, archeparchy of Antélias of the Maronites, Lebanon. That is the same village where the first Maronite female saint, Rafqa Ar-Rayes, was born. In addition to Arabic, he speaks French, English, Spanish and Italian. His last name is also listed as al-Rahi.

Education. Completed his secondary studies at the convent of Notre-Dame, in Louayzé; entered the Maronite Order of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Mariamita) (O.M.M.); then, he was sent to Rome, where he stayed for eight years, to study philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Lateran University, in Rome, where he obtained a licentiate in theology and a doctorate in canon law. While in Rome, he was responsible for the programs in Arab language of Vatican Radio.

Priesthood. Ordained, September 3, 1967, Rome. For several years he was director of the scholasticate of his order in Rome. He returned from Rome while his country was in the middle of a long and horrific civil war. He founded the Institute of Foreign Languages in Louayzé. He was director of Saint Rita School in Dbayé and judge of the Patriarchal Tribunal.

Episcopate. On May 2, 1986, the Maronite Patriarchal Synod elected him patriarchal vicar and titular bishop of Cesarea di Filippo. Consecrated, July 12, 1986 in Bekerké, by Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites, assisted by Roland Aboujaoudé, titular bishop of Arca in Fenicia of the Maronites; by Georges Abi-Saber, titular bishop of Arado; by Chucrallah Harb, bishop of Jounieh of the Maronites; by Joseph Mohsen Béchara, archbishop of Cyprus of the Maronites; by Khalil Abi-Nader, archbishop of Bairut of the Maronites; by Ignace Ziadé, archbishop emeritus of Bairut of the Maronites; by Antoine Joubeir, archbishop of Tripoli del Libano of the Maronites; by Elie Farah, archbishop emeritus of Cyprus of the Maronites; by Joseph Mwehi, bishop of Le Caire of the Maronites; and by Ibrahim Hélou, archbishop-bishop of Sāïda of the Maronites. On June 9, 1990, he was transferred to the eparchy of Jbeil (Byblos), newly erected. Member of the Permanent Maronite Synod; its secretary from 2003. President of the Communications Commission of the Maronite Church from 2009; as such, he was responsible for the growth of TeleLumiere/NourSat, the satellite broadcast which became a focal point for the Christians in the Arab world. Participated in the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, celebrated in Vatican City, in October 2010. He was canonically elected 77th patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites on March 15, 2011, in the Elective Extraordinary Synod of the Bishops of the Maronite Church gathered in Bkerké, Lebanon, from March 9 to 15, 2011. Confirmed on March 24, 2011. On March 25, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI granted him the ecclesiastica communio, which he had requested in conformity to canon 76 § 2 of the Code of Canons of the Oriental Churches. On that same day he was installed. The patriarchal eparchies of Joubbé, Sarba and Jounich are united to the patriarchate of Antioch of the Maronites. Participated in the Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, in Vatican City, from October 7 to 28, 2012, on the theme "The new evangelization for the transmission of the Christian faith".

Cardinalate. Created cardinal patriarch in the consistory of November 24, 2012; received the red biretta and the cardinalitial ring on that same day. As cardinal patriarch he is not assigned a Roman titular church. On January 31, 2013, he was named member of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signature, of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral of Migrants and Itinerants and of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications. When he went to Syria on February 9, 2013, it was the first time a Maronite patriarch had gone to that country, since Lebanon became independent in 1943. Participated in the conclave of March 12 to 13, 2013, which elected Pope Francis. Named member of the Congregation for Catholic Education on November 30, 2013. Named member of the Pontifical Council for Culture on March 29, 2014.

Webgraphy. Biography, in English, Wikipedia; biography, in English, The Maronite Archeparchy of Cyprus; his arms, Araldica Vaticana; Patriarch Bechara Rai visits Antioch for feast of Ss. Peter and Paul by Luca Rolandi, Vatican Insider, 06/28/2012; Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, warrior for peace in the Middle East, Rome Reports, 2013-02-26 20:09:30.


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(87) 3. THOTTUNKAL, Baselios Cleemis
(1959-

Birth. June 15, 1959, Nedungadappally, archeparchy of Tiruvalla, India. Son of the late Mathew and Annamma Thottunkal. His baptismal name is Isaac.

Education. He completed his primary education in St. Mary's UP School, Kunnanthanam; and hid secondary education in St. Mary's High School, Annikad; the, he entered the Infant Jesus Minor Seminary of the Eparchy of Tiruvalla in June 1976; he completed his pre-degree studies in St. Berchman's College, Changanacherry; then he was sent to St. Joseph's Pontifical Seminary, Aluva for the philosophical studies; after completing his philosophical studies and a year of regency, he was sent to the Pontifical Seminary of Pune for his theological studies; on March 22, 1986, he was ordained a deacon by Valerian D'Souza, bishop of Pune; in March 1986, he graduated in theology from the Pontifical Atheneum of Pune. After his priestly ordination, he was then sent to Dharmaram College, Bangalore to do a masters in theology, which he completed in 1988. Later, he was sent to Rome to do a doctorate in ecumenical theology at the University of S. Tommaso d'Aquino (Angelicum), which he completed in 1997.

Priesthood. Ordained, June 11, 1986, for the eparchy of Battery, by Bishop Cyril Baselios Malancharuvil, O.I.C., of Battery. Further studies in Bangalore, 1986 to 1988; while in that city, he served as the vicar of the Malankar Catholic faithful and contributed to the founding of the flourishing Malankar Catholic missions in Bangalore. Returned to Battery and became rector of St. Thomas Minor Seminary; and parish priest of St. Thomas cathedral of Batery. Further studies in Rome until 1997. Returned to Battery and became spiritual father of its minor seminary; chancellor of the eparchy; and later, its proto-syncellus.

Episcopate. Elected titular bishop of Chayal of the Syro-Malankars and appointed auxiliary of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars, June 18, 2001. Consecrated August 15, 2001, in Thirumoolapuram, Tiruvalla, by Cyril Baselios Malancharuvil, O.I.C., archbishop major of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars, assisted by Geevarghese Timotheos Chundevalel, bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars, and by Geevarghese Divannasios Ottathengil, bishop of Battery of the Syro-Malankars. His episcopal motto is To unite in love. He assumed the name Isaac Cleemis. Apostolic visitor for the Syro-Malankars in Europe and North America for two years; he strengthen the existing Malankar Catholic Missions in North America and started a new Mission in Rockland; he established the Mar Ivanios Malankar Catholic Centre at New Hyde Park, New York, which is now the headquarters of the Malankar Catholic Church in North America; also, he served as the patron of the Indian Christian Forum of North America; and of the St. Thomas Ecumenical Federation of India in North America. Transferred to the see of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars, September 11, 2003; he was installed on the following October 2, at St. Johns' cathedral, Tiruvalla. In February 2006, he was elected the vice-president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India. On May 15, 2006, when the eparchy of Tiruvalla was raised to the status of archeparchy and the metropolitan province of Tiruvalla was erected, he was appointed metropolitan archbishop by His Beatitude Moran Mor Cyril Baselios; on the following June 10, he was installed as metropolitan archbishop of Tiruvalla at St. John's cathedral, Tiruvalla. The Episcopal Synod of Syro-Malankar Catholic Church, convoked on February 8, 2007, unanimously elected him archbishop major; on the following February 10, Pope Benedict XVI confirmed the election; he assumed the name Baselios Cleemis; he was enthroned March 5, 2007 at St. Mary's cathedral, Trivandrum. He has built two hospitals for patients with AIDS, a homeless shelter, and an education foundation to help needy children. Participated in the Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, in Vatican City, from October 7 to 28, 2012, on the theme "The new evangelization for the transmission of the Christian faith".

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest in the consistory of November 24, 2012; received a black and red biretta, the cardinalitial ring and the title of S. Gregorio VII on that same day. At the moment of his promotion, he was the youngest member of the College of Cardinals. He is the first cardinal of the Syro-Malankar rite (1). On January 31, 2013, he was named member of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches and of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialog. Participated in the conclave of March 12 to 13, 2013, which elected Pope Francis. Took possession of his title, S. Gregorio VII, on May 19, 2013. Elected president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India on February 11, 2014.

Bibliography. Bransom, Jr., Charles N. Revue des ordinations épiscopales. Mango, Florida : Bransom, 2002, n. 11, p. 25.

Webgraphy. Photograph and biography, in English, Wikipedia; Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, in English; his arms, Araldica Vaticana; Card Thottunkal: Benedict XVI and what it means to be a true Christian and Catholic, AsianEws, 02/20/2013 17:48.

(1) The Syro-Malankar rite united with Rome in 1930 and is composed of fourteen bishops, six hundred priests and half a million faithful, mostly in the Indian state of Kerala.


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(88) 4. ONAIYEKAN, John Olorunfemi
(1944-

Birth. January 29, 1944, Kabba, diocese of Lokoja, Nigeria. Son of Bartholomew and Joanna Onaiyekan.

Education. Elementary studies at St. Mary's Catholic School, Kabba, from 1949 until 1956; he then attended Mount St. Michael's Secondary School, in Aliade, Benue State, from 1957 until 1962; and later, Ss. Peter and Paul Major Seminary, in Bodija, Ibadan, where he studied philosophy, from 1963 until 1965. He completed his religious studies in Rome; Ahmadu Bello, premier of Nigeria's Northern Region, had offered him a scholarship to study abroad; he attended the Pontifical Urbanian University, where he obtained a licentiate in theology; during his stay in Rome, he resided in the Pontifical Collegio di Propaganda Fide; he also attended the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, from 1971, where he obtained a licentiate in Sacred Scriptures; and again at the Pontifical Urbanian University, obtaining a doctorate in theology in 1976 (dissertation: "The Priesthood in Pre-monarchical Ancient Israel and among the Owe-Yoruba of Kabba: A Comparative Study").

Priesthood. Ordained, August 3, 1969, at Sacred Heart church, Kabba, by Auguste Delisle, C.S.Sp., bishop of Lokoja. Professor of Sacred Scriptures and French in St. Kizito's College, Isanlu in 1969. Rector of St. Clement Minor Seminary of Lokoja, in 1971. Director of the diocesan monthly paper "The Light'. Further studies in Rome from 1971. On his return from Rome, he was named again rector of the Minor Seminary of Lokoja. Professor of Sacred Scriptures at of Ss. Peter and Paul Major Regional Seminary of Ibadan; its vice-rector in 1977. Member of the International Theological Commission, October 1980 until 1985. In November, 1980, he joined the International Catholic/Methodist Dialogue Commission.

Episcopate. Elected titular bishop of Tunusuda and appointed auxiliary of Ilorin, September 10, 1982. Consecrated, January 6, 1983, patriarchal Vatican basilica, by Pope John Paul II, assisted by Eduardo Martínez Somalo, titular archbishop of Tagora, substitute of the Secretariat of State, and by Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, archbishop emeritus of Bangalore, secretary of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. His episcopal motto is Fiat voluntas tuas. Transferred to the see of Ilorin, October 20, 1984. Appointed coadjutor of Abuja, July 7, 1990. Succeeded to the see of Abuja, September 28, 1992. Promoted to the metropolitan archbishop of Abuja when the diocese was elevated to that rank, March 26, 1995. Received the pallium from Pope John Paul II on June 29, 1995, feast of Saints Peter and Paul, at the patriarchal Vatican basilica. Vice-president of the Nigerian Episcopal Conference, 1994-200; president, 2000-. President of the Association of the Episcopal Conferences of Anglophone West Africa, 2001-. On December 18 , 2001, he was named commander of the Order of the Niger by President Olusegun Obasanjo. President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), 2003-2007. Elected president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) on June 19, 2007. He distinguished himself for his tireless dedication to dialogue with Muslims. In 2012, he was a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, together with the Muslim Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammed Sa'ad Abubakar III, for their initiatives to combat Islam fundamentalism. Participated in the Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, in Vatican City, from October 7 to 28, 2012, on the theme "The new evangelization for the transmission of the Christian faith". On October 31, 2012, he received the Prix de la Pax from Pax Christi International for "his effort to promote the mutual understanding for the dialog between persons of different religions in Africa, in particular in his native country, Nigeria", in a ceremony celebrated in the archdiocesan pastoral center of Malines, Belgium.

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest in the consistory of November 24, 2012; received the red biretta, the cardinalitial ring and the title of S. Saturnino on that same day. On January 31, 2013, he was named member of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and of the Committee of Presidence of the Pontifical Council for the Family. Participated in the conclave of March 12 to 13, 2013, which elected Pope Francis. Took possession of his title on April 7, 2013. Named apostolic administrator ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the diocese of Ahiara, Nigeria, on July 3, 2013.

Webgraphy. Biography, in English, Wikipedia; Nigeria: The Rise and Rise of Cardinal John Onaiyekan by Emmanuel Onwubiko, AllAfrica, 7 November 2012; Archbishop Onaiyekan: Nigerian Cardinal who was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, Rome Reports, 2013-02-21 12:32:58; Le cardinal Onaiyekan soutient l'offre d'amnistie aux combattants de Boko Haram by Martine de Sauto, La Croix, 15/6/14 - 15 H 54.


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(89) 5. SALAZAR GÓMEZ, Rubén
(1942-

Birth. September 22, 1942, Bogotá, Colombia. Son of Narsés Salazar Cuartas y Josefina Gómez Villoria.

Education. Studied at the Minor Seminary "San Joaquín" of Ibagué, (secondary education and philosophy); at the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, where he obtained a licentiate in dogmatic theology; and at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, Rome, where he obtained a licentiate in Sacred Scriptures.

Priesthood. Ordained, May 20, 1967, by Bishop José Joaquín Flórez Hernández of Ibagué. Incardinated in the diocese of Ibagué. Spritual director and professor of Colegio Tolimense, Ibagué, 1967. Vicar cooperator in the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Ibagué, 1968. From 1987 to 1990, in Bogotá, director of the Department of Social Pastoral of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia. Member of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum and representative of the Bolivarian countries in the Executive Council of Caritas Internationalis. Later, he returned to Ibagué where he was pastor of the parish of Our Lady of Chiquinquirá and vicar for pastoral until 1992.

Episcopate. Elected bishop of Cúcuta, February 11, 1992. Consecrated, March 25, 1992, by Paolo Romeo, titular archbishop of Vulturia, apostolic nuncio in Colombia, assisted by José Joaquín Flórez Hernández, archbishop of Ibagué, and by Pedro Rubiano Sáenz, archbishop of Cali. His episcopal motto is Tunc dixi ecce venio. Promoted to the metropolitan see of Barranquilla, March 18, 1999. President of the Episcopal Conference of Colombia for the trienniums 2008-2014. Transferred to the metropolitan see of Bogotá, July 8, 2010. Received the pallium from Pope Benedict XVI on June 29, 2011, feast of Saints Peter and Paul, at the papal Vatican basilica. Participated in the Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, in Vatican City, from October 7 to 28, 2012, on the theme "The new evangelization for the transmission of the Christian faith".

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest in the consistory of November 24, 2012; received the red biretta, the cardinalitial ring and the title of S. Gerardo Maiella on that same day. On January 31, 2013, he was named member of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and of the Pontifical Council Iustitia et Pax. Participated in the conclave of March 12 to 13, 2013, which elected Pope Francis. Took possession of the title of S. Gerardo Maiella, situated at Via Romolo Balzani, 74, Rome, on Sunday April 28, 2013. Named member of the Congregation for Bishops on December 16, 2013. Confirmed as member of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America on January 15, 2014. On November 10, 2014, he was named member of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See.

Webgraphy. Photograph, arms and biography, in Spanish, archdiocese of Bogottá; photograph and biography, in Spanish, Wikipedia; his arms, Araldica Vaticana; Cardinal Rubén Salazar: One of 19 cardinal electors from Latin America, video, Rome Reports, 2013-03-11 11:13:35; Cardinal Salazar: Pope Francis elected in wide consensus, video, Rome Reports, 2013-03-17 09:00:00.


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(90) 6. TAGLE, Luis Antonio Gokim (1957-

Birth. June 21, 1957, Manila, Philippines. Son of Manuel Topacio Tagle and Milagros Gokim. He was baptized at the metropolitan cathedral of Manila on July 21, 1957. His nickname is "Chito".

Education. He completed his primary and secondary education at Saint Andrew School, Parañaque; then, he studied philosophy at St. Jose Seminary, Manila; and theology at Ateneo de Manila University. He received the diaconate on July 18, 1981, at San Jose Seminary, Manila. From 1987 until 1991, he also studied theology at The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., United States of America, where he obtained a doctorate in theology, summa cum laude; his doctoral dissertation, written under Father Joseph Komonchak, was on the development of episcopal collegiality at the Second Vatican Council. Besides, he also took courses at the Paul VI Institute. Besides his native English, he knows Tagalog and Italian.

Priesthood. Ordained for the archdiocese of Manila, February 27, 1982, at the cathedral of Imus, by Felix Paz Perez, bishop of Imus. Vicar of the parish of St. Augustin from 1982 to 1983. Spiritual director in the San Carlos Diocesan Seminary of Imus from 1982 to 1983; its rector from 1983 to 1985. He taught philosophy and theology at the Divine Word Seminary; at San Carlos Seminary; and at Loyola School of Theology. Further studies in Rome from 1985 to 1992. Episcopal vicar for Religious from 1993 to 1995. Pastor of the cathedral parish, Nuestra Señora del Pilar, of Imus from 1998 until 2001. Member of the College of Consultors and of the Presbyteral Council. Consultor of the Commission for the Doctrine of the Faith of the Episcopal Conference of the Philippines; later, its president. He was a member of the International Theological Commission from 1997 until 2002. He served for fifteen years on the editorial board of the Bologna-based "History of Vatican II" project founded by Giuseppe Alberigo.

Episcopate. Elected bishop of Imus, October 22, 2001. Consecrated, December 12, 2001, at the cathedral of Imus, by Cardinal Jaime Lachica Sin, archbishop of Manila, assisted by Manuel C. Sobreviñas, bishop emeritus of Imus, and by Pedro D. Arigo, titular bishop of Mactaris, vicar apostolic of Puerto Princesa. His episcopal motto is Dominus est. Promoted to the metropolitan see of Manila, October 13, 2011. He took possession of the see on December 12, 2011. On June 29, 2012, feast of Saints Peter and Paul, he received the pallium from Pope Benedict XVI in the papal Vatican basilica. Participated in the Thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, in Vatican City, from October 7 to 28, 2012, on the theme "The new evangelization for the transmission of the Christian faith". On October 27 2012 it was announced that he was elected a member of the 13th Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops. Concerned and sensitive to the field of "new media", he is also a familiar face on the Philippine national television, since 2008, each week he participates in the religious broadcasting "The Word Exposed", with meditations on the Sunday mass readings.

Cardinalate. Created cardinal priest in the consistory of November 24, 2012; received the red biretta, the cardinalitial ring and the title of S. Felice da Cantalice a Centocelle on that same day. On January 31, 2013, he was named member of the Committee of Presidence of the Pontifical Council for the Family and of the Pontificio Council for the Pastoral of Migrants and Itinerants. Participated in the conclave of March 12 to 13, 2013, which elected Pope Francis. Took possession of his title on Saturday June 15, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. Named member of the Congregation for Catholic Education on November 30, 2013. He was named member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity on February 6, 2014. He was named member of the Congregation for the Institutes of Consecrated Life and the Societies of Apostolic Life on March 29, 2014. Named member of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples on September 13, 2014. He was named one of the four presidents delegate of the 14th General Ordinary Assembly of the Synod of Bishops that will be celebrated in the Vatican from October 4 to 25, 2015, on the theme "The vocation and the mission of the family in the Church and in the world", on November 21, 2014.

Bibliography. Bransom, Jr., Charles N. Revue des ordinations épiscopales. Mango, Florida : Bransom, 2002, n. 11, p. 33.

Webgraphy. Photographs, arms and biography, in English, Wikipedia; photograph and biography, in English, 2008 International Eucharistic Congress; photograph and biography, in English, Loyola School of Theology, Ateneo de Manila University; biography, in English, Wikipedia; photographs and biography, in English, Wikipilipinas; June 19, 2008 - Catechesis by the Most Reverend Luis Antonio G. Tagle, Bishop of Imus, Philippines, in English, video; photographs, Facebook; Vatican names Imus Bishop Tagle as new archbishop of Manila by Jerome Aning, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 6:06 p.m., Thursday, October 13th, 2011; Videos de Bishop Luis Antonio G. Tagle, in English, Facebook; Corruption in the Philippines is "like a dagger pointed at our hearts," Manila's archbishop says by Gerard O'Connell, in English, Vatican Insider, 02/16/2013; Cardinal Tagle: The second youngest and the most popular on Facebook, Rome Reports, 2013-02-19 18:43:59; "Chito", il più giovane tra i papabili by Domenico Agasso jr., Vatican Insider, 26/02/2013; Di fronte a Gesù con il centurione by Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, Avvenire, 18 aprile 2014.


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