Cardinal Tagle now back in Vatican

National, News

MANILA – Manila Archbishop Emeritus Luis Antonio Tagle is now back in the Vatican after his recent month-long visit to the Philippines.

The Cardinal arrived in Rome on Sunday after he left Manila Saturday evening. Before leaving Manila, Tagle celebrated Mass on Sunday morning in his Imus, Cavite hometown.

He is now back in Vatican for his work as prefect of the Congregation of the Evangelization of Peoples. Tagle arrived in Manila last September 10 for a brief summer vacation, where he was tested positive for the Covid-19 virus.

He was asymptomatic and went on quarantine. He took another swab test after two weeks which yielded negative results.

Tagle went home to visit his parents in Imus, especially his mother, who celebrated her 90th birthday on September 30. He presided over a Mass at the Manila Cathedral after recovering from the disease last October 4, and led the blessing of a Covid-19 testing laboratory of the Philippine Red Cross in Mandaluyong City on October 8.

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