Cardinal Tagle Tests Positive For Coronavirus Disease — Vatican

Cardinal Tagle had tested positive for coronavirus disease, according to the Vatican.

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle had tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) when he returned to the Philippines, according to the Vatican.

In a report on Vatican News on Friday, the said news was confirmed by The Holy See Press Office.

Cardinal Tagle positive for
Cardinal Tagle | Photo from ABS-CBN News

Matteo Bruni, the Director of the Holy See Press Office, said a brief statement that Cardinal Tagle actually tested positive for coronavirus disease with a pharyngeal swab that was carried out on Thursday on his arrival in Manila.

Thus, Cardinal Tagle became the first head of a Vatican dicastery who had tested positive for coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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Bruni responded to journalists that the Cardinal didn’t have any symptoms and would remain in mandatory self-quarantine in the Philippines where he was located.

In the meantime, Bruni added, necessary checks were being carried out among those who had come into close contact with His Eminence in the recent days.

Moreover, Bruni said that Cardinal Tagle had undergone a swab test in Rome last September 7, which turned out negative.

Cardinal Tagle was the Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. He was also the President of Caritas Internationalis — a federation of Catholic charities worldwide.

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1 thought on “Cardinal Tagle Tests Positive For Coronavirus Disease — Vatican”

  1. It could have been from the trip he made, if he was negative last Sept 7, then along the way he got it. For me he should again have another test to be sure.God bless our Cardinal Chito Tagle, he has more to do with the Catholic Church, we need him.


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