Cardinal Advincula gets fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Cardinal Advincula gets fully vaccinated against Covid-19

Cardinal Jose Advincula, the new archbishop of Manila, received his second dose of the coronavirus vaccine on May 10, 2021. COURTESY OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CAPIZ

By CBCP News

June 14, 2021

Manila, Philippines

Cardinal Jose Advincula is now fully vaccinated against Covid-19 as he prepares to take the helm of the Manila archdiocese.

The outgoing Capiz archbishop reportedly received the second dose of the vaccine last month.

In a social media post, the Manila archdiocese said the 69-year old cardinal also encouraged the public to get vaccinated against Covid-19.

Advincula is set to be installed as the 33rd archbishop of Manila on June 24.

Ahead of the ceremony at the Manila Cathedral, the archdiocese will launch a 9-day spiritual preparation beginning June 15.

In his pastoral instruction, Bishop Broderick Pabillo, the archdiocese’s administrator, asked that the novena be marked with prayer, catechesis, and charity.

“On the evening of June 23, we encourage all parishes and communities to spend an hour of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament and pray together for Cardinal Advincula,” he said.

The prelate said the days should also be spent listening to the teachings of the Church.

“Let us study and reflect on the mystery of the Church, the role of the bishop, and the realities of the Archdiocese of Manila,” Pabillo said.

The archdiocese’s Commission on Catechesis and Education, he added, has prepared short catechetical video presentations on the topics.

The bishop encouraged parishes to organize charitable activities like feeding programs and distribution of food bags or gift checks.

He said that Caritas Manila will distribute P50 million worth of gift certificates for 50,000 families in different parishes.

“Let this be a gift of Cardinal Advincula to our needy brethren in the Archdiocese,” he said.

After his installation, Advincula will celebrate Mass at the cathedral with representatives of the laity in the archdiocese on June 25.

On June 26, he will preside at a Solemn Vespers at the cathedral with the consecrated men and women in the archdiocese.

The cardinal will then visit the community of Maricaban in Pasay City and lead a Mass at the Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted Parish Church on June 27.

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