Video: Papal candidate Luis Antonio Tagle has quite a singing voice

March 13, 2013

Here's Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, considered a strong candidate to become the next pope, singing "You and I" with the Our Lady of the Pillar Cathedral Choir in Manila, the Philippines, where Tagle is from.

The Washington Post's Anthony Faiola profiled Tagle for our special interactive on the leading candidates. Here's an excerpt:

If the College of Cardinals had a rock star, it would be Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, 55, of the Philippines.

Enormously popular on Facebook, the youngest of the leading contenders to be pope is known for tooling around the streets of Manila on his bike, delivering charismatic, inspiring liturgies and welcoming the homeless to his dinner table. His relative youth perhaps diminishes his chances - such a long reign on the throne of St. Peter could push the next conclave back decades. But it has also made the baby-faced cardinal among the most out-of-the-box choices and a favorite among those who are pushing for change.

Hat tip to Mr. William Branigin for the video.

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