Cardinal Jose Advincula of the Archdiocese of Capiz, Roxas City is set to assume his new role as Manila Archbishop next month, more than half a year after his appointment to the Archdiocese of Manila by Pope Francis.
Before his official installation on June 24, Advincula must first receive his biretta or “red hat” as well as cardinal’s ring on May 28, here in the country and not at the Vatican, as he was unable to during the proclamation ceremony lead by the Argentinian pontiff due to Covid19 travel restrictions.
The ceremony is expected to take place at the Immaculate Conception Metropolitan Cathedral in Roxas City, led by Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Archibishop Charles John Brown, should travel restrictions allow the event to push through.
According to the Archdiocese of Capiz, a limit of 300 attendees will be imposed as per quarantine protocols.
Advincula succeeds former Manila archbishop and now recently appointed cardinal-bishop, Luis Antonio Tagle as head of the Manila Archdiocese.
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