Luis Antonio Tagle

Philippine cardinal: Tell legislators death penalty does not deter crime

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Philippine cardinal on death penalty: "The death penalty has not reduced crime because it does not solve criminality from its roots," Manila Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle said. "To help solve these roots of criminality, the church and the state need to protect and strengthen the basic unit of society, which is the family."

Filipino Cardinal Tagle named head of Catholic Biblical Federation

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Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Philippines, has been named the new president of the Catholic Biblical Federation.

While Tagle was elected unanimously as head of the federation at an Oct. 24-25 meeting in Rome of its executive committee, Pope Francis confirmed his election March 5.

He will assume his office at the federation's plenary assembly, to take place June 18-23 in Nemi, Italy. Tagle will succeed Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, who has been president of the Catholic Biblical Federation since 2002.

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