How the Church elects a new pope

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, 55
22 February 2013, 9:00

Primate of the Philippines and Archbishop of Manila since October 2011, is a charismatic figure described by the Vatican commentator John Allen as 'a genuine intellectual with a popular touch'. Pope John Paul II appointed Tagle to the International Theological Commission, where he served from 1997 to 2002 under the then Cardinal Ratzinger. By far the youngest papabile, he could serve as pope for 20 years and still retire at 75.


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