News – PH – Pope Appoints Tagle to Another Vatican Post


By Ferdinand Patinio
23 February 2021, 5:13 p.m.

MANILA – Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle will hold another post in the Vatican in addition to his Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

According to the news website of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Pope Francis on Monday appointed the Philippine Cardinal a member of the Administration of the Heritage of the Apostolic See (APSA), which operates the Vatican Central Bank

The office acts as the equivalent of a state treasury and also oversees real estate inventories and other government assets It also manages wages and salaries for the Vatican City

The APSA is currently headed by the Italian Bishop Nunzio Galantino with a hundred staff members and a commission of eight cardinals

Pope Francis recently brought the financial investments and real estate holdings of the State Secretariat – the central administration of the Vatican – under the control of the APSA

Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Prefect of the Dicastery for the Advancement of Integral Human Development, was also appointed as a member of the body

Tagle took over his current post in February 2020. Three months later, the Holy Father elevated him to “Cardinal Bishop”, the highest rank within the College of Cardinals

The dean of cardinals is elected from among the cardinal bishops. The dean presides over the conclave in the event of a “sede vacante”, a time when there is no pope

In July 2020 he was also appointed a member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue

Tagle is also President of Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of Catholic charities around the world. He is serving his second and final term (PNA)

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News – PH – Pope appoints Tagle to another Vatican post