Pope gives Tagle another post

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    CARDINAL Luis Antonio Tagle has another post in the Vatican.

    He was recently appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See (APSA), which serves as the central bank of the Vatican.

    Tagle is also serving as prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

    CBCP News, the official news agency of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, said Tagle’s latest appointment to another post in the Roman Curia was announced on Monday.

    Aside from Tagle, also appointed to the body as a member was Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

    Currently headed by Italian Bishop Nunzio Galantino, the commission is composed of eight cardinals who work alongside the president.

    The APSA acts as the equivalent of a treasury and also oversees real estate holdings and other sovereign assets.

    The office also administers payroll and operating expenses for Vatican City.

    Tagle has been in the Vatican since February 2020 when he formally assumed his post as head of “Propaganda Fide.”

    In May 2020, the Pontiff elevated him to the order of “cardinal bishops,” which is the highest rank within the College of Cardinals, from which the Dean of Cardinals is elected.

    In July 2020, Tagle was also named member of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue.

    In addition, Tagle is also in his second and last term as president of Caritas Internationalis, a confederation of Catholic charities around the world.