The Vatican has provided a complete list of the metropolitan archbishops who will receive the pallium from Pope Benedict XVI at a ceremony in the Vatican basilica on June 29, the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul.
The pallium is a liturgical vestment symbolizing the authority of a metropolitan archbishop. A white woolen strip decorated by six black crosses, it is worn across the shoulders, outside the chasuable. It is worn only my archbishops, and only on formal liturgical occasions.
The vestment is made from wool that is shorn from lambs that are blessed by the Pope, in another ancient Roman tradition, on the feast of St. Agnes, January 21.
These vestments are stored in the Vatican basilica until the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, when the new metropolitan archbishops travel to Rome to receive them, in a ceremony that accents the communion between these prelates and the Holy See.
This year 46 newly appointed archbishops will receive the pallium during the Friday ceremony at the Vatican. Another 5 new metropolitan, who are unable to come to Rome, will receive the pallium in their own archdioceses.
The archbishops participating in the June 29 ceremony will be:
Jose Antonio Eguren Anselmi of Piura, Peru
Robert Le Gall O.S.B., of Toulouse, France
Dominic Lumon of Imphal, India
Douglas Young S.V.D., of Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea
Barthelemy Djabla of Gagnoa, Ivory Coast
Cyprian Kizito Lwanga of Kampala, Uganda
Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa, Italy
Paul-Simeon Ahouanan Djro O.F.M., of Bouake, Cote d'Ivoire
Oswald Gracias of Bombay, India
Javier Augusto del Rio Alba of Arequipa, Peru
Edward Ozorowski of Bialystok, Poland
Romulo Geolina Valles of Zamboanga, Philippines
Calogero La Piana S.D.B., of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del Mela, Italy
Antonio Muniz Fernandes O. Carm., of Maceio, Brazil
Rafael Romo Munoz of Tijuana, Mexico
Jose Guadalupe Martin Rabago of Leon, Mexico
Pedro Aranda Diaz-Munoz of Tulancingo, Mexico
Rogelio Cabrera Lopez of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Mexico
Evariste Ngoyagoye of Bujumbura, Burundi
Filipe Neri Antonio Sebastiao do Rosario Ferrao of Goa and Damao, India
Paul R. Ruzoka of Tabora, Tanzania
Gerard Pettipas C.Ss.R., of Grouard-McLennan, Canada
Paul Cremona O.P., of Malta, Malta
Marcel Madila Basanguka of Kananga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Thomas Christopher Collins of Toronto, Canada
Paolo Romeo of Palermo, Italy
Ricardo Ezzati Andrello S.D.B., of Concepcion, Chile
Orlando Antonio Corrales Garcia of Santa Fe de Antioquia, Colombia
Jose Alberto Moura C.S.S., of Montes Claros, Brazil.
Dionisio Guillermo Garcia Ibanez of Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Albert D'Souza of Agra, India
Kazimierz Nycz of Warsaw, Poland
Csaba Ternyak of Eger, Hungary
Odilo Pedro Scherer of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Richard William Smith of Edmonton, Canada
Pierre d'Ornellas of Rennes, France
Reinaldo Del Prette Lissot of Valencia en Venezuela, Venezuela
Hipolito Reyes Larios of Jalapa, Mexico
Geraldo Lyrio Rocha of Mariana, Brazil
Oscar Julio Vian Morales S.D.B., of Los Altos, Quetzaltenango- Tontonicapan, Guatemala
Terrence Thomas Prendergast S.J., of Ottawa, Canada
Joao Bosco Oliver de Faria of Diamantina, Brazil
Brendan Michael O'Brien of Kingston, Canada
Buti Joseph Tlhagale O.M.I. of Johannesburg, South Africa
Joseph Edward Kurtz of Louisville, US
Leo Cornelio S.V.D., of Bhopal, India
The 5 archbishops who will receive the pallium in their own archdioceses are:
Denis Komivi Amuzu-Dzakpah of Lome, Togo
Denis Kiwanuka Lote of Tororo, Uganda
Telesphore George Mpundu of Lusaka, Zambia
Vincentius Sensi Potokota of Ende, Indonesia
John Choi Young-su of Daegu, Korea
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