Pope gives Cardinal Tagle full legal authority over Dicastery of Evangelization section

Former Manila archbishop and the current Pro-Prefect of the Dicastery of Evangelization, Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle, has been given full legal authority by Pope Francis over its second section.

In a decree dated March 17, the Holy Father provided Cardinal Tagle and his successors as Prefect pro-tempore “full and absolute legal representation” in addressing concerns on first evangelization and new particular churches, as well as the Dicastery’s economic, administrative, negotiation and successor affairs.

The decree also indicated Cardinal Tagle’s mandate to fully implement the new Apostolic Constitution or “Praedicate Evangelium” which seeks to reform the offices of the Roman Curia.

Appointed on December 8, 2019, Cardinal Tagle is the second Asian to head the second section of the Dicastery, formerly known as the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. (Lem Leal Santiago/RCAM-AOC)


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