Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Fortunatus Nwachukwu will officially impose Archbishop Jason Gordon with the pallium which he received from Pope Francis earlier this year.
The ceremony will be celebrated with Holy Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on August 14 at 5 pm.
Made of pure lamb’s wool and draped over the shoulders, the pallium represents the lost, sick or weak sheep which the shepherd places on his shoulders and carries to the waters of life.
Dating back to at least the fifth century, the wearing of the pallium by the Pope and metropolitan archbishops signifies authority as well as unity with the Holy See.
It also serves as a symbol of the metropolitan archbishop’s jurisdiction in his own diocese as well as the other particular dioceses within his ecclesiastical province.
Bishop Francis Alleyne of Georgetown, Guyana, and Bishop Karel Choennie of Paramaribo, Suriname, are expected to attend as both dioceses belong to the Province of Port of Spain.
Members of the public are invited to attend this special liturgy.
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