The six new cardinals are all under the age of 80, which means they are eligible to vote on who will be the next Pope, alongside 120 other cardinals.
Today's consistory was also notable because it is the first one in decades at which no Europeans were made cardinals.
The Lebanese, whose president also attended the event, expressed their joy of having more representation in the Vatican with Patriarch Bechara Boutros Raï becoming their second cardinal.
"I'm so happy because our country is so small, but we can still now be a part of the Vatican with our second cardinal," said Tanya Daccache, visiting from Keserwan, Lebanon.
"This is going to help Christians in the Middle East because it's going to force Muslims to respect us more," she added.
"The Arab Spring has been severely affecting Christians and we want to be able to stay there. We have a big duty to raise our children with the mentality of staying in Lebanon."
"We're such a small country, but we have seven saints," Daccache added.
A Lebanese entrepreneur who lives in France said he feels that the elevation of Patriarch Raï was a gift from God.
"It's a donation from God because he is such a great person, and it's a huge and great pleasure to have our patriarch be a cardinal," said Raymond Elasmar.
"We're hoping we will now be more protected in the Middle East, and we hope God gives him the health and the energy to guide all of us," he said.
Henrietta Devilla, the former Philippine ambassador to the Holy See, is a friend of the newly-created Philippine cardinal.
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"It's a sign of grace for the Philippines," she said. "I know him personally, and he's brilliant man and very compassionate."
"You don't have to bow to him or anything. He's like Jesus who didn't come to be served but to serve," Devilla remarked.
"We're very grateful to the Holy Father for doing this because we're the only Christian nation in Asia," she said.
Devilla also noted that Cardinal Tagle is the "only active cardinal because our other two are Emeritus."