Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, Prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples (‘Propaganda Fide’), has tested positive for coronavirus.
This was confirmed to ZENIT English by Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, this afternoon, September 11, 2020.
This marks the first leader of a Vatican dicastery to be positive with COVID-19. When the outbreak broke out in Italy around March, the Vicar General of Rome, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, had tested positive. He was hospitalized, but has since recovered and resumed his normal activities.