Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/PHILIPPINES – Cardinal Tagle: “Announcing the Gospel means communicating the presence and compassion of Christ with life”
Manila – “The Holy Father sent me a message informing me of the new responsibility entrusted to me: I am grateful to him for the trust he has in me. I entrust my new service to the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary”: says Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle, newly-appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. The Cardinal intervened on 10 December in Manila at the inauguration of the “Veritas Institute of Social Communication”, launched under the auspices of the Office for Social Communications within the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences . On the sidelines of the meeting, the Cardinal, despite his sadness to say goodbye to the population of the Archdiocese of Manila, which he led until today, he expressed his joy and reported: “I received messages from all over the world: from Africa, the Middle East, from Asian countries like Japan and Cambodia and from many other nations. This shows me that among the faithful there is enthusiasm for the work of evangelization”.