Thursday, 24 September 2020 00:51

Cardinal Tagle recovers from COVID-19


Former Archbishop of Manila, Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle has recovered from the infection caused by the coronavirus.

According to Fr. Gregory Gaston, rector of Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome where Cardinal Tagle resides after he was appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples in February said that Cardinal Tagle tested negative for COVID-19 and his recovery is “indeed a great joy for the whole Church.”

“God wants him to continue serving in the Vatican's office for the Missions, to bring God's Good News of love, joy, peace, justice, forgiveness and reconciliation -- all of which the world needs in a special way these days,” said Fr. Gaston.

Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples | File Photo of RCAM-AOC

“The Collegio Filippino in Rome has witnessed his hard work, dedication and prayers,” he said. “We wish him all the best in his short visit to the Philippines, to rest a bit and be with his family back home,” he added.

Cardinal Tagle who is also the president of Caritas Internationalis has tested positive last September 11, 2020, after he arrived in the Philippines to have a short visit to his family in Imus, Cavite.

Though he shows no signs of the infection, he was immediately placed under quarantine for two weeks. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)

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