His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples is currently in rest after undergoing an eye treatment in Rome.
According to Fr. Gregory Ramon Gaston, rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino in Rome, after visiting a doctor, the cardinal’s left eye was detected to have a tiny tear in the retina and it was successful treated using a laser.
“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services,” Fr. Gaston said.
Fr. Gaston also assured the public that the Cardinal’s eye treatment has nothing to do with the recent scam that the former Archbishop of Manila is allegedly soliciting money for his hospital bills.
“Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”
The Cardinal, Fr. Gaston added is extending his gratitude to all those who prayed for him.
“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” Fr. Gaston added.
Last month a hacked email account under the name of Ramon Ramos, Cardinal Tagle’s cousin was used to solicit money for the Cardinal’s alleged hospitalization in UMC De La Salle, Dasmarinas City, Cavite. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)
IN PHOTO | His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, Prefect, Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
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