By Leslie Ann Aquino
Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio Cardinal Tagle has been reelected as president of Caritas Internationalis.
The National Secretariat for Social Action Justice & Peace of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines announced Tagle’s reelection in its Facebook page Friday.
“Congratulations to our beloved Luis Antonio Cardinal G. Tagle, for his reelection as the President of Caritas Internationalis,” read the post.
The cardinal was reelected for a second four-year term as president during the Caritas general assembly currently being held n Rome.
Earlier, a CBCP News post said a source said that Tagle was all but certain to fill the post again after he was renominated unopposed.
Cardinal Tagle was first elected to head Caritas in 2015, making him the first president from Asia.
His reelection comes as the Vatican has been making significant efforts to take a lead in environmental protection.
It also comes as Pope Francis continued to put the plight of immigrants and refugees at the forefront of his papacy.
As Caritas chief, the post has allowed him to travel the world to deliver speeches, including visits to disaster areas and conflict zones.
Tagle, along with 31 other prelates from Metro Manila and northern Luzon, are currently in Rome for their ad Limina visit.