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Cardinal Tagle receives Legion of Honor in Rome

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Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, known for his dedication to the less fortunate, received France’s highest honor, the Legion of Honor, in a Rome ceremony.

According to a post on the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), Ambassador Florence Mangin presented the “Officer” rank, praising Tagle’s “unwavering concern for the poor” throughout his career, citing his social projects and advocacy.

“It’s his journey, his commitments, his soulful qualities that France recognizes,” Mangin stated.

She highlighted Tagle’s initiatives supporting victims of violence, addiction, natural disasters, and migrants. “His closeness to the humblest and to youth shines,” she added. “Even in Rome, he remembers his homeland and its suffering people.”

Philippine Ambassador Myla Grace Macahilig, Father Gregory Ramon Gaston, and Filipino priests from various orders witnessed the ceremony.

Established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, the Legion of Honor recognizes individuals who make significant contributions to society.

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