Cardinal Tagle Returns To Cathedral After Recovering From COVID-19

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle returned to Manila Cathedral after recovering from COVID-19.

Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle on Sunday celebrated mass at the Manila Cathedral for the first time since recovering from coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

This, after he left for the Vatican in order to serve as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and President of Caritas Internationalis — a federation of Catholic charities worldwide.

Cardinal Tagle Cathedral
Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle | Photo Source: ABS-CBN News

Last September 11, Vatican News reported that The Holy See Press Office confirmed that Cardinal Tagle had tested positive for COVID-19 and became the first head of a Vatican dicastery who had tested positive for coronavirus disease

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Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio David, the acting president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, previously said that Cardinal Tagle may have infected COVID-19 either at the airport or in the plane he boarded going to Manila.

It was last September 23 when CBCP News reported that Cardinal Tagle recovered nearly two weeks after he had tested from coronavirus disease.

Pontificio Collegio Filippino (PCF) Rector Fr. Gregory Gaston said that Cardinal Tagle’s recovery was “a great joy for the whole Church”.

READ ALSO: Cardinal Tagle Recovers From COVID-19 – Report

Churchgoers were surprised when Cardinal Tagle, 63, celebrated the 8 a.m. mass, which was jointly officiated by Manila Cathedral rector Fr. Reginald Malicdem and vice rector Fr. Kali Pietre Llamado.

In a report on The Philippine Star, Cardinal Tagle said in his homily that he discouraged treating unexpected life events as “useless”. Cardinal Tagle also discouraged treating the elderly as a “burden”.

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