• Melo Acuna

Busy week awaits Archbishop Advincula

Archdiocese of Manila set to welcome its 33rd Archbishop, Cardinal Jose Fuerte Advincula with fitting yet simple rites


MANILA – The Solemn Installation and Mass of the 33rd Archbishop of Manila, His Eminence Archbishop Jose Fuerte Cardinal Advincula will be held on Thursday, June 24,2021 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Intramuros, Manila. This coincides with the Solemnity of the Birth of St. John The Baptist and the 450th Anniversary of the first parish in Manila.


In a statement from the Archdiocese of Manila, the 69-year old Cardinal Advincula will be formally welcomed to Intramuros by Manila Mayor Francisco “Iskho” Moreno Domagoso and the Intramuros Administrator at the Postigo Gate at exactly 8:00 A.M. This historic gate was used exclusively by the Archbishops of Manila and Governors-General of the Philippines during the Spanish times.


By 8:30 A.M., there will be a civic ceremony at the Ayuntamiento, the old city hall of Manila which now serves as Office of the National Treasurer with the city mayors of Manila, Makati, Mandaluyong, San Juan and Pasay.


The Mass will begin at 9:00 A.M. and will be attended by the bishops of the Philippines, clergy of Manila, the Archdiocese of Capiz, government officials, representatives of religious men and women, the Council of the Laity of the Archdiocese of Manila, the family and guests of Cardinal Advincula.


The rite will include the solemn liturgical reception of Cardinal Advincula, the reading of the Apostolic Letter from Pope Francis, the seating at the cathedra, and the renewal of the priestly promises of the clergy of Manila. Cardinal Advincula will deliver the homily, his first preaching as Archbishop of Manila.


On Friday, June 25,2021, at 9:00 A.M., Cardinal Advincula will preside at a Mass at the Manila Cathedral with the laity of the Archdiocese of Manila. This will include representatives from the parishes, organizations, movements and young people.


On Saturday, June 26,2021, at 5:00 P.M., Cardinal Advincula will preside at the Solemn Vespers (Evening Prayer) with the consecrated men and women in the Archdiocese of Manila at the Manila Cathedral.


On Sunday, June 27,2021, Cardinal Advincula will visit Maricaban, Pasay City and preside at a Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish at 9:00 A.M. Maricaban is one of the poorest communities within the Archdiocese of Manila.


The events will be aired on TV Maria and streamed live on Facebook pages and YouTube channels of the Archdiocesan Office of Communications, TV Maria, Radio Veritas, Manila Cathedral and all the parishes of the Archdiocese of Manila.


Strict health protocols will be observed during the events. (Melo M. Acuña)



H. E. Jose Fuerte Cardinal Advincula, 33rd Archbishop of Manila. (Archdiocese of Capiz/CBCP File Photo)

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