His Eminence, Cardinal Tagle*, Archbishop of Manila, Philippines, will be the homilist today, Friday, July 18, 2014, at 4:00pm, on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the Presbyteral Ordination of Monsignor James L.G. Benavente, KHS, celebrated at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica.
Congratulations to Monsignor James Benavente!
(Hope he doesn't get into trouble for appearing on my blog!!!)
* Luis Antonio Tagle (Latin: Aloysius Antonius Tagle) (born 21 June 1957, in Manila) is a Roman Catholic Filipino cardinal, titular-archpriest of the Church of Saint Felix of Cantalice at Centocelle and de facto Primate of the Philippines. Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, Tagle succeeded the Archbishop Emeritus, Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales. Tagle is also the Professor of Dogmatic Synthesis at the Graduate School of Theology of San Carlos Seminary, the archdiocesan major seminary of Manila, and an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Loyola School of Theology of the Ateneo de Manila University.
Tagle is widely known for his charismatic nature and views in line with Catholic teachings.
Tagle has become involved in many social issues in the Philippines with emphasis on helping the poor and the needy while maintaining opposition against atheism, abortion, contraception, and the Reproductive Health Bill. Tagle currently wields strong religious and political influence as the country's primate, with an estimated 2.8 million professed Roman Catholics in the Archdiocese.
Tagle was installed on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and is currently the head of the Metropolitan See of Manila along with its mother church, the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, as both its metropolitan archbishop and archpriest.
Tagle was made a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI in a papal consistory on 24 November 2012 at Saint Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.
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