Cardinal Tagle’s re-election of Caritas president deemed certain

By Leslie Ann Aquino

There is a possibility of Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle being reelected for a second four-year term as president of Caritas Internationalis.

Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle during the opening of Philippine Conference on New Evangelization 2018 at UST on Wednesday. (Jansen Romero / MANILA BULLETIN) Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN)

A CBCP News post, quoted a source as saying that Tagle is all but certain to fill the post again after he was renominated unopposed.

The cardinal is expected to be confirmed at the Caritas general assembly in Rome from May 23 to 28.

The assembly, which is held every four years, will elect a new secretary general, treasurer, and other senior officials.

The meeting will also outline and design the confederation’s strategic direction for the next four years.

Tagle was first elected to head Caritas in 2015, making him its first president from Asia.

His re-election comes as the Vatican is making headway in taking the lead in environmental protection.

It also comes as Pope Francis continues to put the plight of immigrants and refugees at the forefront of his papacy.

As Caritas chief, the post has allowed Tagle to travel around the world to deliver speeches and visit disaster areas and conflict zones.

Tagle and 31 other prelates from Metro Manila and northern Luzon are currently in Rome for their ad Limina visit.