Archbishops and bishops from dioceses in and outside the Philippines attended Ina’s tercentenary celebrations together with some three million visitors, pilgrims, and devotees who flocked to Naga City for the Peñafrancia festivities last week.
Over the week, for the traslacion last Friday (Sept. 10), Archbishop of Manila, Cardinal Gaudencio Rosales, was here for the Mass at the Centennial Arch in the Metropolitan Cathedral grounds.
The novena days following the traslacion have been given to bishops from the dioceses in Bicol and visiting bishops and archbishops from other countries for their Pontifical Masses.
Aside from Cardinal Rosales, those who attended the tercentenary religious activities were: Most Rev. Edward Adams, Apostolic Nuncio to the Philippines; Most Rev. Adolfo Tito C. Yllana, D.D., Apostolic Nuncio to Pakistan; Most Rev. James Reece, D.D., Archbishop of Kingstown Jamaica; Most Rev. Michael Putney, D.D., bishop of Townsville, Australia; Most Rev. Robert Rivas, O.P, D.D., Archbishop of Castries, Saint Lucia; and
Most Rev. Charles Dufour, D.D, Bishop of Montego Bay, Jamaica.