The six-decade-old marker at the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros containing the list of the past archbishops of Manila is currently being refurbished.
The Manila Cathedral on Saturday, April 17, announced that the marker has been brought for refurbishment to Angel Zamora and Sons, the company who made and installed it in 1958.
“They commented that this solid and heavy brass craftsmanship is now very rare,” the Cathedral said in a Facebook post.
“They will also attach a new plate that would contain the succeeding list of the next archbishops beginning with our Archbishop-elect Jose Cardinal Advincula,” it further read.
Although there has been no announcement yet as to when Archbishop-elect of Manila Jose Cardinal Advincula will be installed, the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros has started preparing for his arrival.
The Manila Cathedral on April 15, said it will indefinitely be closed to the public as it prepares for the arrival of the 33rd archbishop of Manila.
The Cathedral said it will continue holding online Masses despite being closed to the public.
“Our online streaming of Masses will continue as scheduled. Thank you for your understanding,” it said.
It was last month when Pope Francis appointed the Capiz prelate as the new Archbishop of Manila.
The Archdiocese of Manila has been without an archbishop since Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle left for Rome in February 2020 to assume his new post as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.