Pope Francis appointed former Manila archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle to a new post in the Vatican, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines reported.
The pope named Tagle as a new member of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, which supports the Eastern Catholic churches around the world.
With his new post, the CBCP said Tagle will work with Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, who has been prefect of the Congregation for Eastern Churches since 2014.
Tagle has been in the Vatican since February 2020 when he formally assumed his post as head of Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
In May 2020, Pope Francis elevated Tagle to the order of “cardinal bishops,” the highest rank within the College of Cardinals.
Tagle was also named as a member of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue in July 2020 and member of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See in February 2021.