Pope Francis Adds Cardinal Tagle to Another Vatican Congregation
In an announcement from the Vatican, Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle to another congregation. This time, he is one of the newest members of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments.
He joins 22 other names, including fellow Filipino Archbishop Romulo Valles of Davao, who had been reappointed by Pope Francis in March 2022. The group is headed by Cardinal-designate Arthur Roche.
Tagle happens to be the current prefect of Vatican City's Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, too. The former Manila archbishop is also part of only 11 cardinal-bishops of the Latin rite “who are consulted by the Pope anytime individually or as a group" in the world. His appointment had made him one of the most powerful people in the Vatican after the pope himself.
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of Sacraments, meanwhile, oversees most of the Catholic Church's liturgical concerns.
Vatican congregation members usually get a five-year term with the option to be reappointed to a second one after.