Cardinal Jose Advincula, archbishop of Manila, will be conferred with the pallium today, December 8, Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, at the Manila Cathedral.
Archbishop Charles Brown, apostolic nuncio to the Philippines, will confer the pallium to Cardinal Advincula for the sacred investiture.
The pallium, a white wool which is commonly used as a vestment, is usually given to the new archbishops by the pope.
The Holy Father blesses the pallium as a bond between the pope and the bishops as it is conferred to them.
The investiture of the sacred pallium is usually held annually on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
The symbolism of the pallium traces its history of collaboration between the pope and the archdiocese while it also functions as a gesture of the pope’s authority.
Pope Francis appointed Cardinal Advincula as the 33rd archbishop of Manila on March 25, Feast of the Annunciation of Mary, and later installed on June 24, Feast of St. John the Baptist.
The Manila prelate is among the 34 recently appointed archbishops from around the world.