Papal candidate wants people power
- Published: 21 Feb 2013 at 13.43
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Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle wants to bring the Catholic Church closer to people, a vision his fans say comes from a genuine passion for helping the poor and one that could make him Asia's first pope.
Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, seen celebrating mass in Manila, on February 16, 2013. Tagle wants to bring the Catholic church closer to people, a vision his fans say comes from a genuine passion for helping the poor and one which could make him Asia's first pope.
The 55-year-old cardinal from a working-class family close to the Philippine capital is being touted at home and abroad as a genuine chance to succeed Pope Benedict XVI during a historic Vatican vote next month.
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