Luis Antonio Tagle

Luis Antonio Tagle

Archbishop of Manila
Born Jun 21, 1957

Luís Antonio Gokim Tagle is the Filipino Roman Catholic archbishop of of Manila and de facto primate of the Philippines. Appointed by Pope Benedict XVI, Tagle succeeded the Archbishop Emeritus, Gaudencio Rosales. Tagle is also an Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at the Loyola School of Theology of the Ateneo de Manila University. Tagle is widely known for his charismatic nature and views in line with Catholic teachings.… Read More

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1957 Birth Tagle was born on June 21, 1957, the eldest child of devout Catholic parents, Manuel Topacio Tagle, an ethnic Tagalog and his Filipino Chinese wife, Milagros Gokim, who previously worked for Equitable PCI Bank. … Read More


1977 20 Years Old Tagle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in pre-divinity from Ateneo in 1977 and then a Master of Arts in theology at its Loyola School of Theology. … Read More
1982 25 Years Old Tagle was ordained in the Diocese of Imus on February 27, 1982. … Read More
1985 28 Years Old After studies in the United States from 1985 to 1992, he returned to Imus and was Episcopal Vicar for Religious (1993–1995) and parish priest and rector (1998–2001) of Nuestra Señora del Pilar Cathedral-Parish. … Read More


1995 38 Years Old From 1995 to 2001 he was a member of the editorial board of the "History of Vatican II" project.


1997 40 Years Old Pope John Paul II appointed Tagle to the International Theological Commission, where he served from 1997 to 2002 under its President, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger.
2001 44 Years Old In 2001, Tagle was appointed Bishop of Imus on October 22 and consecrated on December 12. … Read More
2005 48 Years Old At the first gathering of bishops under Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, the General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, he spoke from the floor about the inadequacy of the number of priests in the Philippines. … Read More


2008 51 Years Old At the 2008 International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec, Canada, he delivered a talk on the importance of the Eucharist that, by one report, moved the audience to tears. … Read More
Pope Benedict XVI appointed Tagle the 32nd Archbishop of Manila on October 13, 2011, to succeed Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales. … Read More
In February 2012, Tagle attended the Symposium for Healing and Renewal at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. … Read More
On January 9, 2013, Tagle delivered a televised homily at the Quirino Memorial Grandstand denouncing cafeteria Catholics in the Philippines as "enemies of the Church, false witnesses with pretentious devotion", specifying those who claim to follow Jesus Christ but reject Roman Catholic doctrine by refusing to respect the sanctity of human life and natural law. … Read More
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As the Synod on the Family opened public discussion of allowing divorced and remarried Catholics to receive communion, Tagle repeatedly signaled his openness to doing so. In March 2014 he said he was open to hearing arguments on the question. … Read More
In a March 2015 interview, Tagle said the Catholic Church needed to develop a new language for addressing homosexuals, unwed mothers, and divorced and remarried Catholics because "what constituted in the past an acceptable way of showing mercy" changes and needs to be re-imagined. … Read More
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