By Junex Doronio
August 10, 2022
Cardinal Tagle (left) and Pope Francis (Yahoo News photo courtesy)
MANILA — If Filipino Catholic devotee Lorenzo Ruiz was canonized as a saint, isn’t it far-fetched that former Manila archbishop Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle becomes the next Prince of the Catholic Church?
This question swirled on Wednesday as Tagle was reported to be one of two leading candidates to possibly succeed Pope Francis.
It was learned that the Catholic Herald said the appointment of a “pope from the developing world — such as the Philippines’ Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle — would be hailed by liberals, given the changing demographics of the Church.”
The other leading candidate is Hungary’s Cardinal Péter Erdő, the archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest. (ai/mtvn)