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Archbishop Elect Kenneth Richards receives his pallium



PROComm | 2016-07-04 00:00:00

he mood within the Roman Catholic Church community is indeed euphoric as many eagerly watched, via television, as their own Jamaican Archbishop Elect Kenneth Richards receive his pallium from the Holy Father, Pope Francis, on June 29, 2016.

The pallium is a woolen vestment, marked with six black crosses, which is worn only by the Pope and Archbishops. It symbolizes the jurisdiction given to elected Archbishops and their connection to the Papacy and is presented to them before their installation.

The celebratory mood within the church comes not only from the fact that a new Archbishop will be installed in the Archdiocese of Kingston, but at age 57, Archbishop Elect Richards is one of the youngest Jamaicans to be appointed to this position. A former student of St. Catherine High, Archbishop Elect Richards is well known as an advocate for the poor. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1985 and was the pastor of St. Benedict’s, St. Patrick’s and the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Archbishop Elect Richards is coming from the Diocese of St. John’s – Basseterre where he served as Bishop since 2012.

Archbishop Elect Kenneth Richards will be installed as the 7th Archbishop of Kingston on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at 4pm at the Holy Trinity Cathedral.




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