Newly-installed Manila Archbishop Jose Cardinal Advincula asked for the support of the clergy and the faithful.
In his first homily as the 33rd Archbishop of Manila during the installation rites at the Manila Cathedral, Advincula said, “I humbly plead with all the priests, consecrated persons, and the laity of the Archdiocese of Manila: Let me be a listening shepherd to you all, and let us learn from one another how to listen after the heart of Christ our Good Shepherd.”
He also thanked the people of the Capiz archdiocese and the Diocese of San Carlos in Negros Occidental for their support and for being with him while he was still the leader of the archdiocese.
He added, “Let me thank the priests, consecrated persons, and laity of the Archdiocese of Capiz and of my first Diocese, San Carlos in Negros: thank you so much for teaching me to be a shepherd who listens. For 20 years of being your bishop, I tried to be a listening shepherd to you.”