Bishop Mesiona to lead Bishop Pabillo’s installation on Aug. 19  

Puerto Princesa Palawan Bishop Socrates Mesiona will lead the installation of Bishop Broderick S. Pabillo as the Local Ordinary of the Apostolic Vicariate of Taytay, Palawan at the St. Joseph the Worker Cathedral on August 19, 2021, at 9 in the morning.

Apostolic Vicar Emeritus of Taytay Bishop Edgardo Juanich will join Bishop Mesiona during the formal installation of Bishop Pabillo.

“Ang mag-install sa akin ay si Bishop Socrates Mesiona of Puerto Princesa, Bishop Edgardo Juanich will also be here. So basically, it is an all Palawan team,” Bishop Pabillo told Radio Veritas.

During the interview, the former Apostolic Administrator of Manila mentioned that he limited the number of attendees to the installation following the rules and restrictions of the community quarantine and to help in the prevention of the spread of the new Delta variant of COVID-19.

Bishop Pabillo also added that Manila Archbishop Jose F. Cardinal Advincula who is supposed to preside the installation will not be able to attend because of the declaration of the government placing the National Capital Region again under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). Aside from Cardinal Advincula, Papal Nuncio to the Philippines will also not be able to attend due to travel restrictions.

Last June 29, 2021, Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, before the start of the Pope’s Day Mass, Archbishop Charles J. Brown announced the appointment of Bishop Pabillo as Vicar Apostolic of Taytay in Palawan.

On August 5, Bishop Pabillo left for Palawan to face his new mission. He was welcomed and greeted by the people and immediately headed towards the St. Joseph Cathedral and prayed.

Currently, the Bishop is undergoing a 7-day mandatory quarantine as the vicariate continues to prepare for installation day. (Jheng Prado/RCAM-AOC)


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