Canonical Installation of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma

While Archbishop Jose S. Palma got his appointment as the new Archbishop of Cebu from Pope Benedict XVI on October 15, 2010, His Eminence was only formally installed in ceremonies held yesterday, January 13, 2010.

The Eucharistic Celebration and Canonical Installation was held at the jam-packed Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral. A luncheon reception followed at the Cebu International Convention Center.

A dinner reception was held the day before, at the Sacred Heart Center, Cebu City.

Archbishop Jose Palma, who hails from Dingle in the Archdiocese of Jaro, Iloilo, served as Archbishop of Palo in the province of Leyte. He succeeds Cardinal Ricardo J. Vidal, who has retired.


~ by gerryruiz on 14 January 2011.

2 Responses to “Canonical Installation of Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma”

  1. Modest Cebuano feast for cardinal’s reception…. The turnover of the office of the Archbishop of Cebu is considered the most significant event of the Catholic Church in recent memory. After almost three decades, Cardinal Ricardo Vidal will give the reins of the country’s second largest archdiocese to his successor Archbishop Jose Palma. The event prepared by a committee headed by Cebu Auxiliary Bishop Julito Cortes will be celebrated in a modern-day ceremony that will reflect Cebuano culture. The feast in particular will be Cebuano and very modest, said Ernesto Chua – co-chairman of the food committee. The formal reception that will be held at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) will include members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, private individuals and government officials. The presentation of the food that will be served to at least 600 guests was described as ecclesiastical and bountiful.

  2. congratulations archbishop joe!

    great pics!

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