Manila Cathedral Rector Rev. Fr. Reginald Malicdem presents the Blood relic of St. John Paul II during a press conference on Thursday, April 5, 2018.

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle leads the Easter Vigil Mass on March 31, 2018.

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle leads the Veneration of the Cross on Good Friday, March 30, 2018

Cardinal Tagle washes the feet of migrants, refugees and displaced people on March 29, Holy Thursday.

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle celebrates Chrism Mass and recognizes His Eminence Gaudencio B. Cardinal Rosales, Archbishop Emeritus of Manila for his 60 years priesthood.

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Manila was established as a suffragan diocese of Mexico on February 6, 1579 by Pope Gregory XIII by virtue of the Apostolic Constitution “Illius fulti praesido,” following the first successful missionary efforts.
On August 14, 1595, Pope Clement VIII raised the Diocese to the status of an Archdiocese and created three new dioceses as suffragan to Manila: Nueva Caceres, Nueva Segovia, and Cebu. With the creation of these new dioceses, the territory of the Archdiocese was reduced to the city of Manila and the ten civil provinces near it. Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, Bataan, Zambales, and Mindoro.


His Eminence
Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle
Archbishop of Manila

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