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Cardinal Tagle Appointed Member of Congregation for Divine Worship

​Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle has been appointed as member of the ​Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.


A bulletin from the Holy See Press Office announced that Cardinal Tagle, currently the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, has been appointed by the Holy Father Pope Francis along with the following:

Cardinal Orani João Tempesta, O. Cist., archbishop of São Sebastião do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, S.D.B., archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar; Cardinal Daniel Fernando Sturla Berhouet, S.D.B., archbishop of Montevideo, Uruguay; Cardinal Blase Joseph Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, United States of America; Cardinal Cristóbal López Romero, S.D.B., archbishop of Rabat, Morocco; Cardinal Celestino Aós Braco, O.F.M. Cap., archbishop of Santiago de Chile, Chile; Cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell, prefect of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life; Cardinal Konrad Krajewski, Almoner of His Holiness; Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops; Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints; Archbishop Lazzaro You Heung-sik, prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy; Archbishop Filippo Iannone, O. Carm., president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts; Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia, O.P., adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Archbishop Ilson de Jesus Montanari, secretary of the Congregation for Bishops; Archbishop Jean Legrez, O.P., of Albi, France; Archbishop Jaime Spengler, O.F.M., of Porto Alegre, Brazil; Archbishop Jorge Carlos Patrón Wong of Jalapa, Mexico; Archbishop Mario Iceta Gavicagogeascoa of Burgos, Spain; Bishop David Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., of Hamilton, Canada; Bishop Edmar Perón of Paranaguá, Brazil; and Bishop Hugh Gilbert of Aberdeen, Great Britain.

The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments is the congregation of the Roman Curia that handles most affairs relating to liturgical practices of the Latin Church as distinct from the Eastern Catholic Churches and also some technical matters relating to the sacraments. ​It is in charge of whatever pertains to the Apostolic See concerning the regulation and promotion of the sacred liturgy, primarily of the sacraments, without prejudice to the competence of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith​. ​Its functions were originally exercised by the Sacred Congregation of Rites, set up in January 1588 by Pope Sixtus V. ​The current prefect is Archbishop Arthur Roche. ​


Congratulations, Your Eminence! May the Lord be with you and guide you as you undertake yet another mission for the Roman Curia.

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