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2021.04.01 Updates on Cardinal Tagle

April 1, 2021

Dear friends,

His Eminence Luis Antonio G. Card. Tagle visited a doctor yesterday afternoon in Rome, who detected and successfully treated (using laser) a tiny tear in the retina of his left eye.

Card. Tagle did not experience pain, and is allowed to use the computer and watch TV. He needs to rest for a few days to avoid too much head movement. For this reason he will see to what extent he would participate in our online Easter Triduum services.

Given the recent scam asking money for his supposed hospitalization in Cavite, Philippines (which never took place, as he even met Pope Francis at the Vatican then), Card. Tagle says that he has not asked anyone to solicit funds for his eye treatment.

We will send further updates on the Cardinal’s situation, and post them on the website of the Pontificio Collegio Filippino (pcfroma.org), his home in Rome.

Card. Tagle thanks us all for our concern and prayers, and likewise prays for us.

Fr. Gregory Ramon D. GASTON
Pontificio Collegio Filippino