Tagle gets PCR test before returning to Vatican
Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, who tested positive for COVID-19 last Sept. 10 upon his arrival in Manila from Rome, thanked the swabbers, medical technologists, volunteers and staff of the Red Cross, and then prayed for their health and safety.
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Tagle gets PCR test before returning to Vatican
Cecille Suerte Felipe (The Philippine Star) - October 9, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples and president of Caritas International, had a swab test at the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) bio-molecular laboratory in Mandaluyong City yesterday morning as a requirement before flying back to the Vatican.

PRC chairman and CEO Sen. Richard Gordon, who also had his regular swab test, joined Tagle during the procedure.

Tagle, who tested positive for COVID-19 last Sept. 10 upon his arrival in Manila from Rome, thanked the swabbers, medical technologists, volunteers and staff of the Red Cross, and then prayed for their health and safety.

“I am very proud of what you do. It is important that they feel the care, that they are not just a case, but they are human beings,” he said.

Gordon, on the other hand, wished Tagle well as the former Manila archbishop will soon fly back to the Vatican to continue his obligations as cardinal-bishop.

“I wish Cardinal Tagle good health and more strength with each coming day, and guidance from our Lord as he continues his mission to the Vatican,” said Gordon.

Before leaving the laboratory, Tagle blessed the PRC facility.

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