Sunday, 24 May 2015

Galero in the Manila Cathedral

It is often believed that the galero hanging from the lantern of the dome of the cathedral of Manila is the very same galero presented to Rufino Cardinal Santos (d. 3 September 1973), the first Filipino elevated to the sacred purple.

Cathedral authorities, however, confirmed that this belonged to the late Jaime Cardinal Sin (d. 21 June 2005), having been presented to him as a gift (and, accordingly, never used). According to one of those who procured the galero, it cost a fortune.

Ut in omnibus laudetur Dominus.

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