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33 Archbishops to Receive Pallium at Vatican

On Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 28, 2005 (Zenit.org).- During the Mass of Wednesday’s solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Benedict XVI will place the pallium on 33 metropolitan archbishops named over the past year.

The pallium, a white woolen band, embroidered with six black crosses and worn around the neck, recalls the figure of the Good Shepherd who carries a lamb on his shoulders.

It symbolizes, in part, the Pope’s concession of authority and communion to heads of major local Churches.

The archbishops scheduled to receive the pallium are:

— Cardinal Angelo Sodano, new dean of the College of Cardinals.
— Jaume Pujol Balcells, of Tarragona, Spain.
— Bernard Blasius Moras, of Bangalore, India.
— Bruno Forte, of Chieti-Vasto, Italy.

— José Octavio Ruiz Arenas, of Villavicencio, Colombia.
— Santiago García Aracil, of Merida-Badajoz, Spain.
— Pedro Ricardo Barreto Jimeno, of Huancayo, Peru.
— Paolo Mario Virgilio Atzei, of Sassari, Italy.

— Liborius Ndumbukuti Nashenda, of Windhoek, Namibia.
— Anuar Battisti, of Maringa, Brazil.
— Ruggero Franceschini, of Izmir, Turkey.
— Orani João Tempesta, of Belem do Para, Brazil.

— Pablo Lizama Riquelme, of Antofagasta, Chile.
— Wilton Gregory, of Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
— Salvatore Nunnari, of Cosenza-Bisignano, Italy.
— José Horacio Gómez, of San Antonio, Texas.

— Joseph Fiorenza, of Galveston-Houston, Texas.
— Joseph Naumann, of Kansas City, Kansas.
— Rrok Kola Mirdita, of Tirana-Durres, Albania.
— André Vingt-Trois, of Paris.

— Ernesto Antolin Salgano, of Nueva Segovia, Philippines.
— Joseph Ngô Quang Kiêt, of Hanoi, Vietnam.
— Marcel Honorat Léon Agboton, of Cotonou, Benin.
— John Atcherley Dew, of Wellington, New Zealand.

— Gabriel Charles Palmier-Buckle, of Accra, Ghana.
— Daniel Bohan, of Regina, Saskatchewan.
— Malayappan Chinnappa, of Madras and Mylapore, India.
— Boniface Lele, of Mombassa, Kenya.

— Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano, of Managua, Nicaragua.
— Manuel Ureña Pastor, of Saragossa, Spain.
— Eduardo Benes de Sales Rodriguez, Archbishop of Sorocaba, Brazil.
— Stanislaw Dziwisz, of Krakow, Poland.
— Bernard Nicolas Aubertin, of Tours, France.

The Holy See announced that the pallium will be given to Alojzij Uran, archbishop of Ljubljana, Slovenia, in his own see.

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