Archbishop-elect of Manila Cardinal Jose Advincula will receive his “red hat” on May 28.
CBCP News said Advincula will receive his red hat in a ceremony to be held at the Immaculate Conception Metropolitan Cathedral in Roxas City.
Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines Archbishop Charles Brown, who will lead the ceremony, will also bestow the cardinal’s ring upon the outgoing Capiz archbishop.
The red hat and ring are the symbols of his membership in the College of Cardinals.
Fr. Emilio Arbatin, spokesperson of the Capiz archdiocese, said that only about 300 people will be allowed inside the cathedral due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic and health protocols.
He said the attendance will be composed of the cardinal’s immediate family, some bishops, priests, and a representative from each of the archdiocese’s 67 parishes and mission stations.
It was in October last year when Pope Francis announced the 13 new additions to the College of Cardinals.
But with the consistory on Nov. 28 occurring during the pandemic, Advincula and another cardinal from Asia didn’t make it to Rome because of travel restrictions.
He joined the celebration at the St. Peter’s Basilica online.
Advincula, 69, is the country’s ninth cardinal, following cardinals Orlando Quevedo, Luis Antonio Tagle, Gaudencio Rosales, Jose Sanchez, Ricardo Vidal, Jaime Sin, Julio Rosales and Rufino Santos.
On March 25, the pope appointed him as Manila archbishop, succeeding Tagle, who now heads the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.
The archdiocese has yet to officially announce the date of Advincula’s installation as the 33rd archbishop of Manila.