Imposition of the Sacred Pallium on Archbishop Michael Byrnes

The Archdiocese of Agaña has announced the “Imposition of the Sacred Pallium” on Archbishop Michael Byrnes will take place at the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral-Basilica in Hagatna.

The imposition will be done by Pope Francis’ representative, Most Rev. Novatus Rugambawa, D.D., the Apostolic Delegate to the countries of the Pacific during a pallium Mass.

A pallium is a three-inch-wide band worn around the neck and shoulders, with a 14-inch strip hanging down the front and back that is conferred to newly named archbishops. The pallium symbolizes an archbishop’s unity with the pope and his authority and responsibility to care for the flock the pope entrusted to him.

Made of wool, the pallium signifies the sheep the archbishop symbolically carries, as Christ the Good Shepherd did.

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 2:00p.m.-3:30p.m.