Tagle was appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Imus on October 22, 2001, and ordained on December 12, 2001.
At the first gathering of bishops under Pope Benedict XVI
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in 2005, the Synod of Bishops, he made one of the seven speeches from the floor, about the inadequacy of the number of priests in the Philippines, and also commented in a news conference that "The first Sunday after my ordination as a priest, I said nine Masses, and that is regular in the Philippines." Within the Episcopal Conference of the Philippines, he is the President of the Commission for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Tagle attended the 2008 International Eucharistic Congress in Quebec
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, delivering a well-received catechesis on the importance of the Eucharist
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Archbishop of Manila
In October 13, 2011, the Holy See
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appointed Bishop Tagle as the 32nd Archbishop of Manila, becoming the de facto
Primate of the Church in the Philippines, thus succeeding Cardinal Rosales. He will govern a Metropolitan See of Manila with a population of 30.2 million people, 28.0 million of whom are Catholics, at a time when secularization is making headway in the Philippines and presenting many challenges to the faith including changes in legislation regarding family life, birth control, and marriage. As per the terms of canon law Tagle must take possession of the see of Manila within two months of his appointment. His installation as Archbishop is scheduled on 12 December 2011, to coincide with the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe
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and his 10th year anniversary of his episcopal ordination.
The strange thing is that the members of the Congregation for Bishops
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who considered Tagle's candidacy found out about this connection with the school of Bologna only after the publication of the appointment.
Archbishop Tagle is also the televsion host of The Word Exposed
, a Catholic television program produced by the Jesuit Communications Foundation known as "JesComm". He is also a co-host of the early morning Catholic program Kape't Pandesal
(Coffee and Bread), also produced by JesComm, which is broadcasted by the ABS-CBN
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