Welcome home, Cardinal-designate Tagle, Year of Faith launch

By N.J. Viehland

Archbishop Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, now cardinal-designate led celebrations of Fr. Schwartz anniversary in Cavite in 2012. (N.J. Viehland Photo)

I expect a packed San Fernando de Dilao Parish Church in Paco, Manila on Saturday, Nov. 3. Manila archdiocese’s communication office has announced that Cardinal-designate Chito Tagle will lead a Mass there at 9 a.m. to launch Year of Faith in the archdiocese

The launch also serves as a welcome for the Manila Archbishop who returned from the Synod of Bishops in Rome where he served as vice-president of its Commission on the Message, and where Pope Benedict XVI named him one of six to become cardinals in a consistory on November 24, 2012, the announcement said.

Pope Benedict declared a Year of Faith beginning October 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council and the 20th anniversary of the release of the Catechism of the Catholic Church  and ending on November 24, 2013, the Solemnity of Christ the King.

Dances and other programs for the event are listed here