‘Red hat’ ceremony of Cardinal Advincula reset to June 18

‘Red hat’ ceremony of Cardinal Advincula reset to June 18

By CBCP News

June 9, 2021

Manila, Philippines

Cardinal Jose Advincula will formally receive the “red hat” and ring of office at a ceremony in the central Philippine city of Roxas next week.

Church-run Radio Veritas reported Wednesday that local health and church authorities agreed to hold the event on June 18, with a limited congregation.

Papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown will lead the ceremony at 3:30 p.m. at the Immaculate Conception Metropolitan Cathedral.

Originally set on May 28, the bestowal of the insignia was moved to June 8 because Archbishop Brown had to undergo 14-day quarantine after a US trip.

On June 5, the Capiz archdiocese postponed the event again due to the rising cases of Covid-19 infections in the city.

It will be the cardinal’s last big event in the archdiocese, which he served for the last 9 years before leaving for Manila for his new mission.

Cardinal Advincula will be installed as the 33rd Archbishop of Manila on June 24.

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