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Cardinal Advincula to assume the See of Manila next month, in time for 443rd Manila's foundation

Thirty-third Archbishop of Manila to assume post next month


MANILA – His Eminence Jose Fuerte Cardinal Advincula, the Archdiocese of Manila’s 33rd Archbishop will assume his post on Thursday, June 24,2021, Feast of St. John The Baptist coinciding with the City of Manila’s 443rd Founding Anniversary.


CBCPNewssaid the Archbishop of Manila will assume his post at a Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, with a number of bishops and the Papal Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Charles Brown.


Manila Auxiliary Bishop and Apostolic Administrator Broderick Pabillo confirmed the date in a message sent to CBCP-beat reporters.


The celebration will be live streamed via Archdiocese of Manila-owned TV Maria. The Archdiocese of Manila has over three million Catholics.


Due to existing health protocols, only 30% of the cathedral’s capacity will be allowed.


Last Tuesday, May 18, Archbishop Advincula celebrated Mass for the graduates and the community of St. Pius X Seminary in Roxas City, where he bade farewell to its students, faculty and administrators.


Cardinal Advincula assured the community of his prayers and asked for their prayers for his new mission.


“What will happen to me there I do not know. Yet, I consider life of no importance to me, if only I may finish the course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus to bear witness to the Gospel of God’s grace,” Advincula said.


Before his installation in Manila, he is due to receive the “red hat” and right, symbols of his position in the College of Cardinals from the papal nuncio during Mass at the Immaculate Conception Cathedral in Roxas City on Friday, May 28.


Last march 25, Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Advincula to the See of Manila where he will replace Cardinal Luis Antonio Gokim Tagle who was earlier appointed Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. The Archdiocese of Manila was under the Apostolic Administrator, Bishop Pabillo since February 2020 when Cardinal Tagle left for his new assignment at the Vatican. (Melo M. Acuña)


His Eminence Jose Fuerte Cardinal Advincula. (CBCP File Photo)

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