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The Pallium Investiture Ceremony of Archbishop Mgr. Charles J. Scicluna is to be held in Malta for the first time on Saturday 11th July 2015
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Some of the 46 newly appointed Archbishops who will receive the pallium this year, with Pope Francis blessing the vestments during Mass on the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, June 29.
The pallium is a white woolen strip, worn around the neck in liturgical functions, symbolizing the union between a metropolitan archbishop and the Bishop of Rome. For years, each new archbishop had received his pallium directly from the Pontiff, during Mass on the patronal feast of the Church of Rome. But this year Pope Francis set a new policy, saying that each archbishop should receive the pallium in his own archdiocese, from the apostolic nuncio, the Pope’s representative in the country. Msgr. Guido Marini, the master of liturgical ceremonies, explained in a letter to new archbishops that Pope Francis thought this ceremony would “greatly favor the participation of the local Church.” Nevertheless the Holy Father invited the new archbishops to join him in Rome for the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul. Those who attend the ceremony in the Vatican basilica will receive the pallium privately from the Pontiff after the Mass, with the formal vesting to take place later in their own archdioceses..............http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=25376
Solemnity of St Peter & St Paul at the Vatican (JUNE 29, 2015)
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JUNE 29 - HOLY MASS READINGS - SOLEMNITY OF ST PETER AND ST PAUL, APOSTLES