The Vatican appoints Cardinal Tagle to another role

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 10) — Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle is again given another role in the Vatican after Pope Francis appointed him as a member of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches.

The Vatican announced his appointment through its website on Thursday.

Currently, Tagle is the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples since 2019. He was also named a member of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See in February 2021.

According to the Vatican, the Congregation has a Cardinal Prefect, and 27 Cardinals, one Archbishop and four Bishops, designated by the Pope for a five-year period.

Tagle’s new role is mandated “to be in contact with the Oriental Catholic Churches for the sake of assisting their development, protecting their rights and also maintaining whole and entire in the one Catholic Church, alongside the liturgical, disciplinary and spiritual patrimony of the latin rite, the heritage of the various Oriental Christian traditions."

“In addition, it has exclusive authority over the following regions: Egypt and the Sinai peninsula, Eritrea and Northern Ethiopia, Southern Albania and Bulgaria, Cyprus, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Jordan and Turkey,” it added.