Cardinal Tagle’s eye treatment successful, says PCF rector

Published April 1, 2021, 5:12 PM

by Leslie Ann Aquino

The rector of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino on Thursday, April 1, reported that Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle had eye treatment and it was successful.

Cardinal Luis Antonio G. Tagle (MANILA BULLETIN)

“His Eminence Luis Antonio Cardinal G.Tagle visited a doctor yesterday afternoon in Rome, who detected and successfully treated (using laser) a tiny tear in the retina of his left eye,” Father Gregory Ramon D. Gaston, PCF rector, announced on Facebook.

“Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement,” he added.

Gaston said for this reason, the cardinal will still see to what extent he would participate in their online Easter Triduum services.

“We will send further updates on the Cardinal’s situation, and post them on the website of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino (, his home in Rome,” he said.

With the recent scam asking money for Tagle’s supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines, Gaston said, the Card. Tagle also said that “he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.”

“Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us,” he said.

Tagle currently serves as prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples in the Vatican.