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12 Hallelujah Moments for the Roman Catholic Church of the Philippines in 2019

Updated: Dec 29, 2019

by Fr. Jason Laguerta and Margaux Salcedo



1. A Filipino Cardinal from Imus, Cavite was appointed to the Roman Curia

Cardinal Tagle reunites with Pope Francis at World Youth Day 2019. Photo: Vatican News.
Cardinal Tagle reunites with Pope Francis at World Youth Day 2019. Photo: Vatican News.

His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle, Archbishop of Manila, was appointed by Pope Francis as Prefect for the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples or Congregatio pro Gentium Evangelizatione. Also known as the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith (Sacra Congregatio de Propaganda Fide), or simply the Propaganda Fide, this is the congregation of the Roman Curia responsible for missionary work and related activities.



2. A Filipino Archbishop from Talibon, Bohol was appointed nuncio to Spain

Filipino Archbishop Bernardito Auza, who has represented the Vatican at the United Nations since 2014, was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Spain and Andorra in October 2019. ​



3. A Filipino priest from Daet, Camarines Norte, became head of the Dominicans