Pope Francis promotes Cardinal Tagle to rank of Cardinal-Bishop

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, May 1) — Pope Francis promoted Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to the rank of Cardinal-Bishop, the highest title of a Cardinal in the Catholic Church.

The Vatican press announced the promotion on Friday.

Tagle left his seat as Archbishop of Manila after he was appointed by Pope Francis to take the position of Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. He is the second Asian to hold the post, with the other being Cardinal Ivan Dias who served from 2006 to 2011. Tagle left Manila in February, and succeeded Italian Cardinal Fernando Filoni.

READ: Cardinal Tagle leaves Manila archbishop post for Rome

On the other hand, Bishop Broderick Pabillo was appointed by Pope Francis as the “Apostolic Administrator” of the Manila archdiocese.