Manila Archbishop Luis Antonio “Chito” Tagle was made a cardinal last Nov. 24 in Vatican City, making him the second youngest cardinal in the world at age 55.

"To be called to collaborate with the Pope as a cardinal both consoles and terrifies me. I am consoled by the trust and love that the Pope shows to me, to the Archdiocese of Manila and, indeed, to the whole Church in the Philippines," Tagle said following the consistory called by Pope Benedict XVI.

Other prelates elevated to the College of Cardinals were James Michael Harvey of the United States, Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi of Lebanon, Baselios Cleemis of India, John Onaiyekan of Nigeria, and Jesus Salazar Gomez of Columbia.

Tagle is the seventh Filipino to be named cardinal, after Rufino Cardinal Santos of Manila, Julio Cardinal Rosales of Cebu, Jaime Cardinal Sin of Manila, Jose Cardinal Sanchez of Nueva Segovia, Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales of Manila, and Ricardo Cardinal Vidal of Cebu.

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