Pope Francis appoints Cardinal Tagle as a new Vatican congregation member

Pope Francis has appointed Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to another position – as a member of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

Radio Veritas, in its broadcast report on Thursday, said the Vatican has made the appointment public on June 1 in time with the announcement to other bishops who were named members of the congregation.

Under the office mentioned, priests, deacons, and other ordained ministers who wish to use the Old Rite are required to submit their request to the Cardinal and agree to follow the new norms of the church.

The Congregation for Divine Worship is led by Cardinal-elect Archbishop Arthur Roche who is part of the consistory that is set to be held on August 27. He replaces Cardinal Robert Sarah who retired in May 2021.

Aside from Tagle’s membership in the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, the Cardinal also manages the Dicastery for Evangelizations.

Cardinal Tagle who was former Manila archbishop is also a member of various Vatican offices, such as the Congregation for Catholic Education; Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life; the Oriental Churches; Pontifical Councils; Legislative Texts; Inter-Religious Dialogue; Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See; Cardinal Commission for the Supervision of the Institute for the Works of Religion and Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical University Urbaniana.

Before he got his Vatican appointments from the Pope, Tagle headed the Caritas Internationalis.