23 June 2010

Archbishop to receive the Pallium from Pope Benedict

This from zenit noting Archbishop Bernard will receive the Pallium from HH Pope Benedict on the feast of Peter and Paul. As will, of course, Archbishop Peter Smith. Do pray for them as they journey to the Eternal City.

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 22, 2010 (Zenit.org).- This feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Benedict XVI will bestow the pallium on 38 metropolitan archbishops, including 14 from Europe and six from North America.

The Vatican announced today that the Mass in which the prelates will receive the honor will take place at 9:30 a.m. on June 29.

The pallium is a white band embroidered with six black crosses and worn over the shoulders. Worn by the Pope and by metropolitan archbishops, the pallium symbolizes authority and expresses the special bond between the bishops and the Roman Pontiff.

The metropolitan archbishops who will receive the pallium are the following:

South and Central America (6)

-- Luis Cabrera Herrera of Cuenca, Ecuador
-- Fernando Saburido of Olinda e Recife, Brazil
-- Alberto Taveira Corrêa of Belem do Para, Brazil

-- Ricardo Tobón Restrepo of Medellin, Colombia
-- José Domingo Ulloa Mendieta of Panama, Panama
-- Luis Madrid Merlano of Nueva Pamplona, Colombia

Africa (8)

-- Alex Kaliyanil of Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
-- Gerard Tlali Lerotholi of Maseru, Lesotho
-- Gabriel Mbilingi of Lubango, Angola

-- Samuel Kleda of Douala, Cameroon
-- Joseph Atanga of Bertoua, Cameroon
-- Stephen Brislin of Cape Town, South Africa

-- Désiré Tsarahazana of Toamasina, Madagascar
-- Matthias Kobena Nketsiah of Cape Coast, Ghana

North America (6)

-- Albert Legatt of Saint-Boniface, Canada
-- Constancio Miranda Wechmann of Chihuahua, Mexico
-- Carlos Garfias Merlos of Acapulco, Mexico

-- Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
-- Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati, Ohio
-- Thomas Wenski of Miami, Florida

Europe (14)

-- Gualtiero Bassetti of Perugia-Citta della Pieve, Italy
-- Andrea Bruno Mazzocato of Udine, Italy
-- Antonio Lanfranchi of Modena-Nonantola, Italy
-- Luigi Moretti of Salerno-Campagna-Acerno, Italy

-- Juan José Asenjo Pelegrina of Seville, Spain
-- Jesús Sanz Montes of Oviedo, Spain
-- Ricardo Blázquez Pérez of Valladolid, Spain

-- Bernard Longley of Birmingham, England -- Peter David Smith of Southwark, England
-- Anton Stres of Ljubljana, Slovenia

-- Andre-Joseph (Mutien) Leonard of Mechelen-Brussels, Belgium
-- Dominik Duka of Prague, Czech Republic
-- Jozef Kowalczyk of Gniezno, Poland
-- Bernard Bober of Kosice, Slovakia

Asia (4)

-- Socrates Villegas of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines
-- Francis Kallarakal of Verapoly, India
-- Hyginus Kim Hee-jong of Kwangju, Korea
-- Pierre Nguyen Van Nhon of Hanoi, Vietnam.


  1. So Archbishop Smith will get a second pallium?

  2. Yes, Patricius, when an Archbishop is translated to a new Archdiocese he loses the rights and privelleges of the pallium since it is specific to the exercise of his office within a particular metropolitan area. Upon translating he petitions the Pope for the pallium again, which is then bestowed by His Holiness.



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