Archdiocese of Manila

Archbishop Tagle

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Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle

c/o Archdiocese of Manila, 121 Arzobispo Street, Intramuros, Manila, Philippines

+63 2 521-6501

Fax :+63 2 521-6564

rcam.residencia@yahoo.com, lagt@info.com.ph

Archbishop Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle was born in Manila on June 21, 1957. After Elementary and High School at St. Andrew's School in Parañaque City he graduated from Ateneo de Manila University and San Jose Seminary in Quezon City in 1977, where he took up Bachelor of Arts, Major in Philosophy. His graduate studies include a Licentiate in Sacred Theology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., United States in 1987, the same university where he finished his Doctorate in Sacred Theology in 1991.

He was ordained deacon on July 18, 1981 at the San Jose Seminary, and a priest on Feb. 27, 1982 at Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral in Imus municipality. On Oct. 22, 2001, he was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Imus in Cavite province. He was installed on Dec. 12, 2001. Before his appointment, he served as parish priest of Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral (1998-2003).

On Oct. 13, 2011, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Tagle as metropolitan archbishop of Manila. He succeeds Cardinal Gaudencio B. Rosales, whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the pope accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

The installation of archbishop Tagle took place on Dec. 12, 2011.

In November 2012, the archbishop was appointed a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI.

The archbishop is a member of the Editorial Board of the Storia del Concilio Vaticano II (History of Vatican II), Instituto per le scienze religiose, Bologna, Italy (1995-present) and Chairman of the Episcopal Commission on the Doctrine of Faith of Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).

The archbishop speaks Tagalog and English.
PERSONAL
Birth: June 21, 1957
Place: Manila
Priesthood: Feb. 27, 1982
Place: Our Lady of Pillar Cathedral, Imus, Cavite
Episcopate: Dec. 12, 2001
Place: Our Lady of Pillar Cathedral, Imus, Cavite


EDUCATION
1963-1969
Elementary: St Andrew School
Para?aque, Manila
1970-1973
High School: St Andrew School
Para?aque, Manila
1974-1977
Philosophy: Ateneo de Manila University and San Jose Seminary
1978-1982
Theology: Ateneo de Manila University and San Jose Seminary
1987
Licentiate in Sacred Theology
The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C.
1991
Doctorate in Sacred Theology
The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C.


MINISTERIAL BACKGROUND
1982-1984
Associate Pastor
St. Augustine Parish
Mendez, Cavite
1982-1983
Spiritual Director
Tahanan ng Mabuting Pastol
Tagaytay City
1983-1984
Acting Rector
Tahanan ng Mabuting Pastol
Tagaytay City
1984-1985
Rector
Tahanan ng Mabuting Pastol
Tagaytay City
1992-present
Rector
Tahanan ng Mabuting Pastol
Tagaytay City
1993-2000
Member
Board of Consultors and Presbyteral Council of the Diocese of Imus
1993-2000
Episcopal Vicar for Religious
1993-1995
Member
Diocesan Commission on the Clergy
1993-1995
Member
Diocesan Commission on the Clergy
1998-2001
Parish Priest
Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral, Imus, Cavite
2001-2011
Bishop of Imus


OTHER MINISTRIES
1982-1985
Instructor of Theology
San Carlos Seminary (Manila)
Loyola School of Theology (Manila)
Divine Word Seminary (Tagaytay)
1992-present
Instructor of Theology
Loyola School of Theology (Manila)
Divine Word Seminary (Tagaytay)
1992-1995
Instructor of Theology
Maryhill School of Theology (Manila)
1994-2001
Facilitator
Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) National Ongoing Formation of Priests
1995-2001
Consultant
Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)
Commission on Doctrine of Faith
Commission on Seminaries
1995-present
Member
Editorial Board
Storia del Concilia Vaticano II, Instituto per le scienze religiose
Bologna, Italy
1995-2000
Presenter and Member of the Drafting Committee
VI and VII Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conference (FABC)
1997
Member
International Theological Commission
Vatican City
1998
Expert
Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for Asia
Vatican City
Member
Ordinary Council of the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops
Vatican City
Present
Chairman
Episcopal Commission on the Doctrine of Faith

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Cardinal Gaudencio B. Rosales (Sept. 15, 2003 appointed - Oct. 13, 2011 retired)
  • Jaime Sin (Jan 21, 1974 appointed - Sep 15, 2003 retired)
  • Rufino Santos (Feb 10, 1953 appointed - Sep 3, 1973 died)
  • Gabriele Reyes (Oct 13, 1949 succeeded - Oct 10, 1952 died)
  • Michael O'Doherty (Sep 6, 1916 appointed - Oct 13, 1949 died)
  • Jeremiah Harty (Jun 6, 1903 appointed - May 16, 1916 appointed, Archbishop [Personal Title] of Omaha)
  • Bernardino Nozaleda, O.P. (May 27, 1889 appointed - Feb 4, 1902 resigned)
  • Pedro Payo, O.P. (Jan 28, 1876 appointed - Jan 1, 1889 died)
  • Gregorio Melitón Santa Cruz (Dec 23, 1861 appointed - Sep 30, 1875 resigned)
  • José Aranguren, O.R.S.A. (Jan 19, 1846 appointed - Apr 18, 1861 died)
  • José Segui, O.S.A. (Jul 5, 1830 appointed - Jul 4, 1845 died)
  • Hilarión Díez, O.S.A. (Jul 3, 1826 appointed - May 7, 1829 died)
  • Juan Antonio Zulaibar, O.P. (Mar 26, 1804 appointed - Mar 4, 1824 died)
  • Juan Antonio Gallego y Orbigo, O.F.M. (Dec 15, 1788 appointed - May 17, 1797 died)
  • Basilio Tom?s Sancho Hernando (de Santas Justa y Rufina), Sch. P. (Apr 14, 1766 appointed - Dec 15, 1787 died)