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Bishops' messages on Cardinal-designate Tagle

+Most Rev. Bernardino C. Cortez, DD
Auxiliary Bishop of Manila

It is with great joy and thanksgiving that we welcome the announcement of the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI that our Archbishop Luis Antonio G. Tagle will become a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church come Consistory of the 24th of November 2012.

It is a gift and a task on the part of our beloved Archbishop to be chosen as a trusted and responsible co-worker of the Holy Father, in loving and serving the Universal Church. 

We pray that the Lord will bring to fulfillment, His divine will on our beloved Archbishop of Manila- His Eminence Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle.

May the Blessed Mother, Star of Evangelization  ever guide him, to her Son.

"Dominus Est."

+Most Rev. Broderick S. Pabillo, DD
Auxiliary Bishop of Manila

We in the Archdiocese of Manila welcome with great joy and gladness the news that our Archbishop, Most Rev. Luis Antonio G. Tagle has been named a Cardinal by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI.

We  are very grateful to the Holy Father for naming our young Archbishop as Cardinal of the Church. This shows his great confidence on our archbishop. We are also happy that ourArchbishop is being called to serve the universal church and in helping the Holy Father. This poses a challenge to us as local church to be worthy of our new cardinal by being better at being Church.

+Archbishop Socrates B. Villegas
Archdiocese of Lingayen-Dagupan

When news broke here in Rome that our dear Archbishop Chito has been named Cardinal, we (Archbishop Jose Palma, Archbishop Romulo Valles, and I) waited for him at the lobby of of the Synod Hall to greet him. When I hugged him he cried on my shoulders. Tears of joy but also tears of fear! Every grace is also a responsibility, he told me later. We pray with joy now. Let us pray for CARDINAL Tagle on the months and years ahead. Rejoice dear Philippines! One of our sons is now a Cardinal!

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