4 Filipino prelates to receive 'Pallium' in Rome-A A +A
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
MANILA -- Four Filipino bishops will receive the "Pallium" from Pope Benedict XVI in Rome, Italy, this week, according to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) news website.
Archbishops Luis Antonio Tagle of Manila, Jose Advincula of Capiz, John Du of Palo and Romulo Valles of Davao, will be accepting the pallium, which is the last stage of their appointment as archbishop.
Benedict XVI will award the pallium to metropolitan archbishops appointed last year, in a concelebrated mass at the St. Peter’s Basilica on June 29.
The papal pallium is a liturgical insignia of the archbishop made of white wool, which symbolizes the office of archbishop, particularly their bond and shared responsibility with the pope to be pastors in their regions.
Last Monday, the Filipino prelates left for Rome with some of their priests and close relatives joined them.
Every year during the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, the Pontiff gives a pallium to newly installed archbishops around the world.
In 2011, Archbishops Jose Palma of Cebu and Sergio Utleg of Tuguegarao also received the same honor. (FP/Sunnex)