LOOK: Cardinal Tagle starts journey in Vatican City

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 13) — Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle is now in Vatican City to start his new role in the Catholic Church.

Tagle recently left his seat as Archbishop of Manila to take the responsibility of Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples after being appointed by Pope Francis last year.

Fr. Regie Malicdem, Tagle’s private secretary in Manila, quoted Tagle during the first meeting with his collaborators in a social media post.

“I did not study in Rome and I learned Italian only by myself. So I speak a unique Italian of my own. I am here to start my new mission as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples,” said Tagle.

“I am the Prefect but I am not perfect. I came here as a student in order to learn from you, my masters and teachers. I bring you all the greetings and affections from Asia and especially from the Philippines and Manila. Enjoy lunch!,” added Tagle.

Malicdem also shared photos of Tagle’s new office which overlooks the famous column of the Immaculate Conception near the Spanish Steps.

“Overlooking the window of his office is the famous column of the Immaculate Conception near the Spanish steps and in one of the rooms is an image of Nuestra Señora de Guia. These will surely remind him of the Manila Cathedral and the Archdiocese of Manila,” he said.